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Epidemiological research carried out by or commissioned by HSE

Asbestos workers survey

British Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Registers

British Mesothelioma Case-Control Study

Burden of Occupational Cancer in Britain

Cancer and the semiconductor industry

Occupational Health Decennial Supplement

Pesticide users

Mesothelioma projections

Shift work


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  3. Frost G, Darnton A, Harding AH. (2011) The effect of smoking on the risk of lung cancer mortality for asbestos workers in Great Britain (1971-2005). Ann Occup Hyg 55(3):239-47.
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Updated 2015-10-26