Business bias: How epidemiologic studies may underestimate or fail to detect increased risks of cancer and other diseases

Valerio Gennaro, Lorenzo Tomatis

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Abstract

In spite of claiming primary prevention as their aim, studies of potential occupational and environmental health hazards that are funded either directly or indirectly by industry are likely to have negative results. The authors present three common scenarios in which faulty design of epidemiologic studies skews results, and list 15 study design flaws that lead to results that are dangerously misleading with regard to both the evaluation and the improvement of public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Industry influence
  • Public health
  • Study design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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