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Scand J Work Environ Health. 1987 Dec;13(6):493-504.

Associations between several sites of cancer and twelve petroleum-derived liquids. Results from a case-referent study in Montreal.

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Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Research Center, Institute Armand-Frappier, Laval-des-Rapides Québec, Canada.


A population-based case-referent study provided information on the associations between several types of cancer and 12 petroleum-derived liquids. All site-exposure combinations were investigated. The most interesting results concerned the following combinations: leaded gasoline-stomach cancer, aviation gasoline-kidney cancer (and the possible implications of this association for a similar effect of unleaded automotive gasoline), mineral spirits-squamous-cell cancer of the lung, diesel fuel-nonadenocarcinoma lung cancer, lubricating oils-squamous-cell lung cancer, cutting fluids-bladder cancer, other mineral oils-bladder cancer, mineral spirits-prostate cancer, diesel fuel-prostate cancer, and lubricating oils-prostate cancer.

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