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Document ID (ISN)107487
CIS number 07-1375
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Levy P.S., Roth H.D., Deubner D.C.
Title Exposure to beryllium and occurrence of lung cancer: A reexamination of findings from a nested case-control study
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.49, No.1, p.96-101. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) beryllium and compounds; risk factors; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) latency; statistical evaluation; case-control study; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)