Published in Cancer Weekly, June 26th, 1995
Epidemiological studies have shown that Chinese women have one of the highest lung cancer rates in the world. While tobacco smoking is traditionally a major risk factor for lung cancer in women in Western countries, tobacco smoking accounts for only a minority of the lung cancer cases in Chinese women.
Additional epidemiologic studies in China implicate indoor air pollutants from cooking oil vapors as a possible etiologic factor for lung cancer in Chinese women. Previous studies in western countries also point to an elevated risk of...
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