Archives of Toxicology

, Volume 83, Issue 7, pp 645–646

Comment on Slama R, Cyrys J, Herbarth O, Wichmann H-E, Heinrich J. saying: “The authors did not wish to reply, given Dr. Morfeld’s persistence in refusing to fill in the conflict of interest statement and in misleadingly quoting parts of the sentences of our publications”

Letter to the Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Occupational MedicineCologne UniversityCologneGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Occupational Epidemiology and Risk AssessmentEvonik IndustriesEssenGermany

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