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Document ID (ISN)110139
CIS number 09-1114
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Erren T.C., Glende C.B., Morfeld P., Piekarski C.
Title Is exposure to silica associated with lung cancer in the absence of silicosis? A meta-analytical approach to an important public health question
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.82, No.8, p.997-1004. Illus. 81 ref.
Abstract Using published data from 1966 to 2007, this study investigated whether exposure to silica is associated with lung cancer risks in individuals without silicosis. Findings are inconclusive. Further research should concentrate on silica exposures both above and below those that induce silicosis, so that the shape of the exposure-response relationship may be identified, with adjustments for likely confounding factors including silicosis.
Descriptors (primary) silica; risk factors; silicosis; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; research; confounding factors; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)