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  • February 11, 2024
  • IARC

Lung cancer risks associated with occupational exposure to pairs of five lung carcinogens

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Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and partner institutions have found that whereas occupational co-exposure to some known lung carcinogens increased workers’ risk of developing lung cancer in a way that is generally in line with the combined increased risk of the individual agents, some co-exposures created a synergistic effect that increased the risk by more than this combination. The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

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