|Document ID (ISN)||105356|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Campbell M., Thomas H., Hodges N., Paul A., Williams J.
||A 24 year cohort study of mortality in slate workers in North Wales
||Sep. 2005, Vol.55, No.6, p.448-453. 10 ref.
||The mortality of a cohort of slate mining and quarrying workers in North Wales was studied, together with that of a contemporaneous control group, with follow-up from 1975 to 1998. The survey involved 726 slate workers and 529 age matched controls. A clear excess of death rate was found among slate workers compared with controls, after adjusting for age and smoking habits. Hazard ratio for all deaths was 1.24. The excess was mainly due to respiratory disease and pneumoconiosis. The hazard ratio for respiratory deaths was 1.85. It is likely that the excess of deaths in the exposed group was due to exposure to slate dust. The accuracy of pneumoconiosis as a cause of death is questionable due to the lack of confirmation from radiographic data.
||slate; Wales; slate quarrying; respiratory diseases; mortality
||airborne dust; male workers; long-term study; pneumoconiosis; United Kingdom
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)