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Second-hand smoke among long-haul truck drivers (letter to editor).
Steenland K; Silverman D
Am J Ind Med 1993 Aug; 24(2):259-259
In a reply to a letter on research published by the authors, they claimed that the effect of second hand smoke on the incidence of lung cancer in truck drivers was negligible. The authors claimed they had data on the smoking habits of subjects' partners which was not included in the original published results and inclusion of this data did not affect their previously published results. The authors conclude that both smoking and nonsmoking long haul drivers who worked after the introduction of diesel fuel were at an increased risk of lung cancer. This is inconsistent with a confounding effect from secondhand smoke exposure.
NIOSH-Author; Truck-drivers; Diesel-exhausts; Occupational-exposure; Risk-analysis; Cigarette-smoking; Tobacco-smoke
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division