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possible health impacts and prevalence of ongoing residential exposure to vermiculite attic insulation. It is essential to consider the impact of smoking by examining interactions of smoking and asbestos exposure. In this Minneapolis Imipenem cohort, continued clinical follow-up and surveillance are warranted to assess latent respiratory disease.
Tess Konen: Completed formal analysis, data management, project administrator and coordinator. Developed the original manuscript draft and completed editing.
Jean Johnson: Contributed to conceptualization and methodology. Provided the funding support through CDC grant. Supervised and oversaw analysis work. Contributed to the original draft writing and reviewed and edited.
Paula Lindgren: Contributed to formal analysis through statistician consultation and cancer subject matter expert. Part of team in metho-dology development. Reviewed and edited the manuscript. Allan Williams: Contributed to conceptualization and metho-dology. Contributed to formal analysis for proportional incidence ratios analysis. Reviewed and edited manuscript.
We the authors gratefully acknowledge the community of Northeast Minneapolis, Tannie Eshenaur, Jim Kelly, Dr. Rita Messing, Dr. Greg Pratt, and numerous staff at the Minnesota Department of Health who contributed to establishing the Northeast Minneapolis Community Vermiculite Investigation cohort and exposure analyses. We also thank Dr. Bruce Alexander for his helpful advice and encouragement throughout this study.
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