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Uranium mining and cigarette smoking effects on man.
Archer VE; Wagoner JK; Lundin FE Jr.
J Occup Med 1973 Mar; 15(3):204-211
Results of investigation of the effects of cigarette smoking on uranium miners show that cigarette smoking adds to loss of pulmonary function associated with aging and exposures to dust and radiation. Little or no influence of smoking on histological type of lung cancer is found, but smoking does reduce the induction-latent period of cancer. Radiation exposure is determined to be a significant factor in the development of lung cancer as incidence of lung cancer increases with increasing radiation exposure among groups with similar smoking habits.
NIOSH-Author; Radiation-hazards; Mining-industry; Lung-cancer; Respiratory-system-disorders
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Medicine
Page last reviewed: November 13, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division