|Document ID (ISN)||107487|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Levy P.S., Roth H.D., Deubner D.C.
||Exposure to beryllium and occurrence of lung cancer: A reexamination of findings from a nested case-control study
||Jan. 2007, Vol.49, No.1, p.96-101. Illus. 9 ref.
||07-1375.pdf [in English]
||This study reanalyzed an earlier nested case-control study of beryllium and lung cancer in view of perceived weaknesses in analysis and study design that could have led to the elevated odds ratios obtained in the study. This reanalysis found no elevated odds ratios for any exposure variable. The conclusions differ from the earlier interpretation that the findings are due to a causal relationship between beryllium exposure and lung cancer. The alternative explanation is that they may be due to methodological problems that could have been controlled by closer matching of controls to cases.
||beryllium and compounds; risk factors; lung cancer
||latency; statistical evaluation; case-control study; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)