|Document ID (ISN)||105235|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Welch L.S., Acherman Y.I.Z., Haile E., Sokas R.K., Sugarbaker P.H.
||Asbestos and peritoneal mesothelioma among college-educated men
||July-Sep. 2005, Vol.11, No.3, p.254-258. 23 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1103_Welch.pdf [in English]
||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.
||male workers; peritoneal mesothelioma; asbestos
||USA; case-control study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology