Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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February 1988


Published in Health Physics Vol. 54, No. 2 (February), pp. 221-227, 1988. Copyright © 1988 Health Physics Society; published by Pergamon Journals Ltd. Used by permission.


We are writing in response to comments by V. A. Archer (Archer 1987) on our study of lung cancer incidence in two Chinese areas, designated as the high background and the control area (Hofmann et al. 1986). In his comments, he asserts that the epidemiological data suffer from two serious defects.

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