"Prevalence of Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and of
Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibodies Associated with Chronic Exposure to
Trichloroethylene and other Chemicals in Well Water: Kilburn KH, Warshaw RH.
Environmental Research. 1992; 57:1-9.
"This study was designed to determine whether there was an increased
prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the Tucson residents
group who had been exposed to TCE. Results showed that the frequencies of
each of 10 Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) symptoms were higher in "exposed"
subjects than in any comparison group, except those with clinical SLE. The
prevalence of subjects with four or more symptoms was double in "exposed"
group women and men compared to referent women and men."