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Title: Lung cancer in coastal Georgia: a death certificate analysis of occupation: brief communication.
Authors: Harrington JM,  Blot WJ,  Hoover RN,  Housworth WJ,  Heath CW Jr,  Fraumeni JF Jr
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst
Date: 1978 Feb
Branches: EBP
PubMed ID: 621749
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: A comparison of death certificate statements on occupation for 858 white males who lived in coastal Georgia counties and who died of lung cancer during 1961--74, and for 858 controls who were of the same age and county of residence revealed a twofold excess risk of lung cancer associated with the construction industry. No elevated risk of lung cancer was found for workers in the wood and paper industries in the urban areas of Savannah, Brunswick, or Waycross, but a threefold increase was uncovered for the remaining coastal counties where the wood and paper industry was the largest employer.