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Subject: [DCHAS-L] [UKOH] Diesel exhaust and lung cancer - delayed papers now published
Date: March 5, 2012 8:12:53 AM EST
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Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:30:57 +0000
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Subject: [UKOH] Diesel exhaust and lung cancer - delayed papers now published

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In the last 48 hours papers have been released on the NIOSH-NCI study of diesel exhaust in miners. These have been held up following legal action; the Annals of Occupational Hygiene paper was held up for almost a year. A nested case-control study of lung cancer reports that for workers exposed to above about 1 mg-yr/m3 respirable elemental carbon (lagged 15 years), the risk was about three times the risk in the lowest-exposed group. The odds-ratios were greater for never-smokers, but with wide confidence intervals.

This paper is at .
An accompanying cohort mortality study found significantly elevated SMRs for lung cancer, oesophageal cancer, and pneumoconiosis ( ). Annals of Occupational Hygiene has simultaneously published the fifth in a series of papers on the difficult reconstruction of the historical exposure, at + html.

Trevor Ogden
Chief Editor, Annals of Occupational Hygiene

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