The prediction of lung cancer in Australia 1939-1981

Med Hypotheses. 1986 Dec;21(4):409-19. doi: 10.1016/0306-9877(86)90035-6.

Abstract

Lung cancer is shown to be predicted from petrol consumption figures for a period of 42 years. The mean time for the disease to develop is discussed and the difference in the mortality rate for male and females is explained.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Australia
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Female
  • Gasoline*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Mathematics
  • Petroleum*
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking
  • Travel

Substances

  • Gasoline
  • Petroleum