Industrial Air Pollution: Possible Effect on Lung Cancer

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Science  18 Jan 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4121, pp. 210-212
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4121.210


Higher lung cancer mortality rates occurred in males living in certain heavily industrialized areas of Los Angeles County, California. These areas were characterized by elevated concentrations of benzo[a]pyrene and other polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons of primarily industrial origin in the soil and air.