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Long-term exposure to silica dust increases risk of death in industrial workers
Increasing exposure to silica dust at work increased risk of death from all causes, plus respiratory diseases, respiratory tuberculosis, and cardiovascular disease
From the Public Library of Science media release:
Chen W, Liu Y, Wang H, Hnizdo E, Sun Y, et al. (2012) "Long-Term Exposure to Silica Dust and Risk of Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in Chinese Workers: A Cohort Study". PLoS Med 9(4): e1001206. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001206
This research was supported by grants from the National Natural Scientific Foundation of China (30571553), National Basic Research Program of China (2011CB503800), Innovative Research Groups of the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province (2008CDA005), the Chinese Ministry of Health (1987-0792), the National Cancer Institute (USA, 1986), the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (USA, 1996), and the German BG-Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BIA1074).
The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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