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Lung cancer and air pollution: a 27 year follow up of 16 209 Norwegian men
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    NOx and diesel exposure
    • Per Nafstad, Chief Medical Officer
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      • Frederick Gram

    Dear Editor

    Michal J Collins' letter of 11th December 2003[1] raises an interesting question on the correlations between NOX and diesel exhaust exposure. I’m afraid that we based on our data cannot add more to this discussion, as we were not able to include measurements of diesel exhaust or of particles in general, simply because they were never made. During the 25 years the sources of particles in Oslo has chang...

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    NOx exposure probably diesel exposure

    Dear Editor

    Just a casual letter from a layman here, but it would seem clear that the NOx higher levels correlating with higher lung cancer would be as a result simply of higher exposure to diesel exhaust. Looking on the Web I see worker exposure studies to older diesels show higher lung cancer rates as well. When I was in Norway visiting my wife's relatives in 1992 I was stunned by the unhealthy stench of diesel even...

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