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Long-Term Exposure to Silica Dust and Risk of Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in Chinese Workers: A Cohort Study

  • Weihong Chen mail,

    wchen@mails.tjmu.edu.cn (WC); wut@mails.tjmu.edu.cn (TW)

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, Ministry of Education Key Lab of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Yuewei Liu,

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, Ministry of Education Key Lab of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Haijiao Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Eva Hnizdo,

    Affiliation: Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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  • Yi Sun,

    Affiliation: Department of Applied Epidemiology, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, German Social Accident Insurance (IFA), Sankt Augustin, Germany

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  • Liangping Su,

    Affiliation: Daye Iron Mine Hospital, Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation, Huangshi, Hubei, China

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  • Xiaokang Zhang,

    Affiliation: Jingdezhen Health Bureau, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

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  • Shaofan Weng,

    Affiliation: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Frank Bochmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Applied Epidemiology, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, German Social Accident Insurance (IFA), Sankt Augustin, Germany

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  • Frank J. Hearl,

    Affiliation: Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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  • Jingqiong Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Tangchun Wu mail

    wchen@mails.tjmu.edu.cn (WC); wut@mails.tjmu.edu.cn (TW)

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, Ministry of Education Key Lab of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Published: April 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001206

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