Re: Response to criticisms of "lung cancer case control study of beryllium workers" Am J Ind Med 2001. 39:133-144.
Sanderson-WT; Ward-E; Steenland-K
Am J Ind Med 2001 Sep; 40(3):286-288
To the Editor: Dr. David Deubner et al. have criticized our nested case-control study of the association between beryllium exposure and lung cancer [Sanderson et al., 2001a]. In this study, we estimated the beryllium exposures of workers in a beryllium alloy production plant from the 1940s through the 1970s in order to conduct an exposure-response analysis. A manuscript describing how these exposure estimates were determined was published as a companion paper [Sanderson et al., 2001b]. The following are our responses to these criticisms.
Case-studies; Lung-cancer; Cancer; Workers; Beryllium-compounds; Beryllium-disease; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Exposure-levels
Wayne T. Sanderson, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45226-1998
American Journal of Industrial Medicine