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Title: Lung cancer and indoor pollution from heating and cooking with solid fuels - The IARIC International Multicentre Case-Control study in Eastern/Central Europe and the United Kingdom

Abstract

Exposure to fuel from cooking and heating has not been studied in Europe, where lung cancer rates are high and many residents have had a long tradition of burning coal and unprocessed biomass. Study subjects included 2,861 cases and 3,118 controls recruited during 1998-2002 in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. The odds ratio of lung cancer associated with solid fuel use was 1.22 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.04, 1.44) for cooking or heating, 1.37 (95% CI: 0.90, 2.09) for solid fuel only for cooking, and 1.24 (95% CI: 1.05, 1.47) for solid fuels used for both cooking and heating. Risk increased relative to the percentage of time that solid fuel was used for cooking (P-trend {lt} 0.0001), while no risk increase was detected for solid fuel used for heating. The odds ratio of lung cancer in whole-life users of solid cooking fuel was 1.80 (95% CI: 1.35, 2.40). Switching to nonsolid fuels resulted in a decrease in risk. The odds ratio for the longest duration of time since switching was 0.76 (95% CI: 0.63, 0.92). The data suggest a modest increased risk of lung cancer related to solid-fuel use for cooking rather thanmore » heating.« less

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  1. Center for Cancer, Warsaw (Poland). Dept. of Epidemiology & Cancer Prevention
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20674280
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
American Journal of Epidemiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 162; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-9262
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; EUROPE; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; LUNGS; NEOPLASMS; FOOD PROCESSING; FOSSIL FUELS; COAL; BIOMASS; HOUSES; HEALING; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS

Citation Formats

Lissowska, J, Bardin-Mikolajczak, A, Fletcher, T, Zaridze, D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N, Rudnai, P, Fabianova, E, Cassidy, A, Mates, D, Holcatova, I, Vitova, V, Janout, V, Mannetje, A, Brennan, P, and Boffetta, P. Lung cancer and indoor pollution from heating and cooking with solid fuels - The IARIC International Multicentre Case-Control study in Eastern/Central Europe and the United Kingdom. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1093/aje/kwi204.
Lissowska, J, Bardin-Mikolajczak, A, Fletcher, T, Zaridze, D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N, Rudnai, P, Fabianova, E, Cassidy, A, Mates, D, Holcatova, I, Vitova, V, Janout, V, Mannetje, A, Brennan, P, & Boffetta, P. Lung cancer and indoor pollution from heating and cooking with solid fuels - The IARIC International Multicentre Case-Control study in Eastern/Central Europe and the United Kingdom. United States. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwi204
Lissowska, J, Bardin-Mikolajczak, A, Fletcher, T, Zaridze, D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N, Rudnai, P, Fabianova, E, Cassidy, A, Mates, D, Holcatova, I, Vitova, V, Janout, V, Mannetje, A, Brennan, P, and Boffetta, P. Mon . "Lung cancer and indoor pollution from heating and cooking with solid fuels - The IARIC International Multicentre Case-Control study in Eastern/Central Europe and the United Kingdom". United States. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwi204.
@article{osti_20674280,
title = {Lung cancer and indoor pollution from heating and cooking with solid fuels - The IARIC International Multicentre Case-Control study in Eastern/Central Europe and the United Kingdom},
author = {Lissowska, J and Bardin-Mikolajczak, A and Fletcher, T and Zaridze, D and Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N and Rudnai, P and Fabianova, E and Cassidy, A and Mates, D and Holcatova, I and Vitova, V and Janout, V and Mannetje, A and Brennan, P and Boffetta, P},
abstractNote = {Exposure to fuel from cooking and heating has not been studied in Europe, where lung cancer rates are high and many residents have had a long tradition of burning coal and unprocessed biomass. Study subjects included 2,861 cases and 3,118 controls recruited during 1998-2002 in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. The odds ratio of lung cancer associated with solid fuel use was 1.22 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.04, 1.44) for cooking or heating, 1.37 (95% CI: 0.90, 2.09) for solid fuel only for cooking, and 1.24 (95% CI: 1.05, 1.47) for solid fuels used for both cooking and heating. Risk increased relative to the percentage of time that solid fuel was used for cooking (P-trend {lt} 0.0001), while no risk increase was detected for solid fuel used for heating. The odds ratio of lung cancer in whole-life users of solid cooking fuel was 1.80 (95% CI: 1.35, 2.40). Switching to nonsolid fuels resulted in a decrease in risk. The odds ratio for the longest duration of time since switching was 0.76 (95% CI: 0.63, 0.92). The data suggest a modest increased risk of lung cancer related to solid-fuel use for cooking rather than heating.},
doi = {10.1093/aje/kwi204},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20674280}, journal = {American Journal of Epidemiology},
issn = {0002-9262},
number = 4,
volume = 162,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {8}
}