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Lifetime occupational exposure to metals and welding fumes, and risk of glioma: a 7-country population-based case–control study

  • Marie-Elise Parent1, 2, 3Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Michelle C. Turner4, 5, 6, 7,
  • Jérôme Lavoué2, 3,
  • Hugues Richard1,
  • Jordi Figuerola4, 5, 6,
  • Laurel Kincl8,
  • Lesley Richardson3,
  • Geza Benke9,
  • Maria Blettner10,
  • Sarah Fleming11,
  • Martine Hours12,
  • Daniel Krewski7, 13,
  • David McLean14,
  • Siegal Sadetzki15, 16,
  • Klaus Schlaefer17,
  • Brigitte Schlehofer17,
  • Joachim Schüz18,
  • Jack Siemiatycki2, 3,
  • Martie van Tongeren19, 20 and
  • Elisabeth Cardis4, 5, 6
Environmental Health201716:90

Received: 12 April 2017

Accepted: 15 August 2017

Published: 25 August 2017

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Original Submission
12 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
2 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruth Lunn
10 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Manoj Kumar Honaryar
16 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrea 'T Mannetje
21 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Marie-Elise Parent
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Marie-Elise Parent
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
25 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12940-017-0300-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec, Quebec, Canada
School of Public Health, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Montreal, Canada
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain
McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Oregon State University, Oregon, USA
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Unité Mixte de Recherche Epidémiologique Transport Travail Environnement Université Lyon 1/IFSTTAR, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France
School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Disease Prevention, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
The Cancer & Radiation Epidemiology Unit, The Gertner Institute, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Section of Environment and Radiation, Lyon, France
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Centre for Epidemiology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK