Environnement, Risques & Santé


Exposition au cadmium et cancer du poumon : méta-analyse des études observationnelles Volume 16, issue 3, May-June 2017



* This news is based on the following article: Chen C, Xun P, Nishijo M, He K. Cadmium exposure and risk of lung cancer: a meta-analysis of cohort and case-control studies among general and occupational populations. J Exp Sci Environ Epidemiol 2016; 26: 437-44.doi: 10.1038/jes.2016.6


The association between cadmium exposure and risk of lung cancer is still unclear according to the findings of this meta-analysis of the most recent publications, including cohort studies with a long follow-up. The current literature neither confirms nor rules out the possibility that cadmium exposure increases the risk of lung cancer, either in the general population or occupationally exposed workers.