|Document ID (ISN)||106617|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Reid A., de Klerk N.H., Ambrosini G.L., Berry G., Musk A.W.
||The risk of lung cancer with increasing time since ceasing exposure to asbestos and quitting smoking
||Aug. 2006, Vol.63, No.8, p.509-512. 23 ref.
||The objective of this study was to examine whether the risk of lung cancer declines with increasing time since ceasing exposure to asbestos and quitting smoking, and to determine the relative asbestos effect between non-smokers and current smokers. It was conducted in the form of a cohort study of 2935 former workers of an Australian asbestos mine and mill who responded to a questionnaire on smoking first issued in 1979 and for whom quantitative estimates of asbestos exposure were known. Conditional logistic regression was used to relate asbestos exposure, smoking category and risk of lung cancer. Findings are discussed. Persons exposed to asbestos and tobacco but who subsequently quit remain at an increased risk for lung cancer up to 20 years later. This study emphasizes the importance of smoking prevention programmes among these workers at high risk of lung cancer.
||asbestos; smoking; asbestos mining; synergism; lung cancer
||asbestos processing industry; Australia; long-term study; cohort study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)