|Document ID (ISN)||70164|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Calvert G.M., Steenland K., Palu S.
||End-stage renal disease among silica-exposed gold miners: A new method for assessing incidence among epidemiologic cohorts
||Apr. 1997, Vol.277, No.15, p.1219-1223. 37 ref.
||The incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was studied in a cohort of 2412 white male gold miners who had worked underground for at least one year. Exposure to silica was evaluated. Based on the 11 cohort members identified with ESRD, the risk in the cohort was elevated compared with the U.S. population. The risk was greatest for non-systemic ESRD and increased with years of employment underground. Results provide evidence that silica exposure is associated with increased risk for ESRD.
||silica; gold mining; renal diseases; morbidity
||USA; nephrotoxic effects; length of exposure; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system