Heavy Industry Linked To Lung Cancer Risk In Women | BlackDoctor

    Heavy Industry Linked To Lung Cancer Risk In Women

    Women who have lived near heavy industry for a long time appear to have an
    increased risk of lung cancer, according to results of a study published in the
    medical journal Thorax.

    “The incidence of
    lung cancer among women is high in the highly industrialized area of Teesside in
    northeast England,” Dr. Richard Edwards, of the University of Otago, Wellington,
    New Zealand, and colleagues write. “Previous research has implicated industrial
    pollution as a possible cause.”

    The researchers
    therefore studied 204 women younger than 80 years of age who had primary lung
    cancers and 339 women in the same age group who did have lung cancer and also
    lived in the Teesside district. Interviewer-administered questionnaires were
    used to obtain histories on residence, occupation and smoking.

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