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Chase Gerald R. Ph.D; Kotin, Paul M.D.; Crump, Kenny Ph.D; Mitchell, Roger S. M.D.
Journal of Occupational Medicine: March 1985
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The incidence of lung cancer in the cigarette smoking population occupationally exposed to asbestos is inordinately high. A method for apportioning risk to these two agents has been developed. It utilizes degree of asbestos and smoking exposures; the time interval from onset and, where applicable, termination of both exposures; the time interval to diagnosis of lung cancer; and morphologic, physiologic, and radiological evidence of pulmonary fibrosis.

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