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Exposure to Stainless Steel Welding Fumes and Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

Bengt Sjögren, Klaus Stagis Hansen, Helge Kjuus and Per-Gunnar Persson
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Vol. 51, No. 5 (May, 1994), pp. 335-336
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27730110
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Abstract

Stainless steel welding is associated with exposure to metals including hexavalent chromium and nickel. This study is a meta-analysis of five studies of stainless steel welders and the occurrence of lung cancer. Asbestos exposure and smoking habits have been taken into account. The calculated pooled relative risk estimate was 1·94 with a 95% confidence interval of 1·28–2·93. This result suggests a causal relation between exposure to stainless steel welding and lung cancer.

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