Study: Men's Occupation May Affect Lung Cancer Risk

by: cancercompass

A new Italian study titled: Lung Cancer and Occupation in a Population-based Case-Control Study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researched how a person’s occupation can affect their odds of developing lung cancer.

Researchers studied the correlation between lung cancer and occupations either suspected or known to increase the risk of developing the disease.

"This study confirmed the important role of past occupational exposures as a determinant of lung cancer risk at the beginning of the new century," researchers state in the study.

The study found about 5% of men's lung cancer could be attributed to their occupation. Some of the occupations included in the study were leather tanners, glass workers, and welders.

Researchers state that the study confirms the need for continued monitoring and improved control of work-related exposures.

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