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Document ID (ISN)105235
CIS number 06-558
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Welch L.S., Acherman Y.I.Z., Haile E., Sokas R.K., Sugarbaker P.H.
Title Asbestos and peritoneal mesothelioma among college-educated men
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2005, Vol.11, No.3, p.254-258. 23 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The proportion of peritoneal mesotheliomas among all mesotheliomas has been decreasing, leading some to suggest that peritoneal mesothelioma occurs only after high levels of exposure to asbestos. To investigate the relationship between asbestos exposure and the development of peritoneal mesothelioma, a case-control study examined 40 cases of primary peritoneal mesothelioma and 40 controls with appendiceal cancer treated at the same cancer institute. This series differed from previous reports in that 75% of the cases and controls had attended college. Results show an odds ratio of 6.6 for asbestos exposure among this group of primary peritoneal mesothelioma cases, even though their exposure to asbestos was probably low.
Descriptors (primary) male workers; peritoneal mesothelioma; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) USA; case-control study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases