Changes to This Summary (11/01/2013)
The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.
Added Occupational exposure to lung carcinogens as a new subsection.
Added Air pollution as a new subsection.
Revised text to state that these carcinogens include asbestos, radon, tar and soot (sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), arsenic, chromium, nickel, beryllium, and cadmium.
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