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Document ID (ISN)100905
CIS number 02-1804
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saragoussi D., Chevalier A., de Chazal T., Hazard B., Lahon G.
Title Asbestos-related diseases compensated by Electricité-de-France et Gaz-de-France: A retrospective 23-year study
Original title Les maladies professionnelles liés à l'amiante indemnisées à Electricité-de-France et Gaz-de-France: résultats d'une enquête rétrospective sur 23 ans [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2002, Vol.63, No.8, p.609-621. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to characterize the trends in compensated asbestos-related diseases among employees of the French national electrical and gas utility (Electricité-de-France and Gaz-de-France, EDF-GDF), with respect to their nature and frequency, the age and sex of the victims, clinical peculiarities, exposure locations and duration, latency and lag times, levels and delays of compensation. A retrospective study was carried out involving the 704 cases compensated between 1977 and 2000 based on information obtained from the medical archives of the health insurance fund covering these industries. It was found that non-malignant pleural pathologies were the most frequent (68%), followed by pulmonary fibrosis (11.4%) and mesothelioma (11.2%). Lung cancer represented 9.3% of these diseases. There was a dramatic increase in overall frequency from 1996. Most persons who declare these occupational diseases are retired; their mean age is 61.6 years old and is significantly rising. The population is essentially male. Average exposure and latency times are 23.5 and 36.8 years, respectively. The mean compensation delay is 29.5 months but getting progressively shorter.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; gas distribution; power generation and distribution; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; compensation of occupational diseases; France; latency; length of exposure; lung cancer; long-term study; schedule of occupational diseases; sex-linked differences; pulmonary fibrosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Power generation and distribution