|Document ID (ISN)||102773|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Moshammer H., Neuberger M.
||Lung cancer and dust exposure: Results of a prospective cohort study following 3260 workers for 50 years
||Feb. 2004, Vol.61, No.2, p.157-162. Illus. 25 ref.
||To study the health effects of occupational dust exposure on life expectancy and specific causes of death, male workers residing in Vienna, Austria, were selected at age ≥40 (mean 54) years during preventive check-ups between 1950 and 1960, and were followed until death. Half (1630) were exposed at work to (non-fibrous) particulates. The non-exposed workers were matched for year, age and smoking status at the start of observation. Average life expectancy of those exposed was 1.6 years less than that of those non-exposed. Only a small part of this decrease in life expectancy was related to acknowledged occupational diseases such as silicosis and silico-tuberculosis. Chronic obstructive lung disease and cancer of the lung and stomach were found more frequently among those exposed.
||airborne dust; male workers; lung cancer; mortality; Austria
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis; gastrointestinal cancer; medical examinations; exposure evaluation; cohort study; long-term study; silicosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Austria|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)