|Document ID (ISN)||108858|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 114 TC 120
||Wild P., Bourgkard E., Paris C.
||Lung cancer and occupational exposure to metals: Review of epidemiological studies
||Cancer du poumon et exposition professionnelle aux métaux: une revue des études épidémiologiques [in French]|
||June 2008, No.114, p.201-219. Illus. 160 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TC%20120/$File/TC120.pdf [in French]
||This literature survey discusses epidemiological findings concerning the relationship between lung cancer and occupational exposure to metals. Epidemiological data are briefly reviewed for the following known carcinogens: chromium, nickel, beryllium, cadmium, arsenic and silicon (in the form of crystalline silica), highlighting some of the aspects that are still not fully understood. Next, it examines in greater detail some of the metals for which the link between exposure and lung cancer risk is less certain, namely titanium, lead, iron, cobalt and tungsten. Despite a high risk of bronchopulmonary cancer among certain populations exposed to lead, there does not appear to be any dose-response relationship. Epidemiological studies carried out in the hard metal industry suggest a possible carcinogenic risk from cobalt in the presence of tungsten carbide. Other findings are discussed.
||metals; risk factors; lung cancer; epidemiology
||tungsten carbide 1:1; chromium; cadmium and compounds; iron and compounds; iron; cobalt and compounds; cobalt; nickel and compounds; nickel; tungsten and compounds; tungsten; arsenic and compounds; arsenic; lead and compounds; lead; beryllium and compounds; beryllium; silica; cadmium; titanium and compounds; titanium; chromium and compounds; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)