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Document ID (ISN)67582
CIS number 96-1759
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Boffetta P., Vainio H., Saracci R.
Title Epidemiology versus a smoke screen
Bibliographic information 10 Aug. 1996, Vol.348, No.9024, p.410. 4 ref.
Abstract This brief communication criticizes recent statements by the European tobacco industry that available epidemiological evidence does not support an association between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and risk of lung cancer. An evaluation by a tobacco-financed group of experts in other scientific disciplines is criticized for its inaccurate interpretation of epidemiological studies. Evaluations by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conclude that passive smoking gives rise to some risk of cancer.
Descriptors (primary) lung cancer; passive smoking
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Passive smoking