Eur J Cancer Prev 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
Servicio Clínico de Neumología Oncológica, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias División de Posgrado, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Thoracic Oncology Unit, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, México City, México.
Introduction: Exposure to biomass combustion products, particularly firewood, has been considered as a potential carcinogen for developing lung cancer. In this regard, current evidence is widely heterogeneous; besides, in most studies, wood smoke exposure is not appropriately quantified, which further complicates the analysis of wood smoke as a potential carcinogen. The aim of the present study was to estimate the risk of developing lung cancer according to the degree of exposure to wood smoke in patients who use firewood for cooking. Read More