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Can Med Assoc J. Jun 15, 1981; 124(12): 1573–1577.
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Wood exposure and smoking: association with cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in British Columbia.


A case-control study of 121 men seen for cancer of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses in British Columbia between 1939 and 1977 showed increased relative risks associated with occupations involving exposure to wood (2.5) and with smoking (4.9). The occupations involved were chiefly forestry and carpentry. Both risk factors appeared to be associated with the principal sites within the nasal cavity paranasal sinuses and with most histologic subtypes of cancer.

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