|Document ID (ISN)||110139|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Erren T.C., Glende C.B., Morfeld P., Piekarski C.
||Is exposure to silica associated with lung cancer in the absence of silicosis? A meta-analytical approach to an important public health question
||Aug. 2009, Vol.82, No.8, p.997-1004. Illus. 81 ref.
||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.
||silica; risk factors; silicosis; lung cancer
||literature survey; research; confounding factors; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)