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Document ID (ISN)106465
CIS number 07-304
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baccarelli A., et al.
Title Risk of lung cancer from exposure to dusts and fibers in Leningrad Province, Russia
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.49, p.460-467. 22 ref.
Abstract Exposures to several dusts and fibres (DFs) have been established or suggested as aetiologic factors for lung cancer. This study was undertaken to investigate lung cancer risk in relation to exposure to DFs. 540 lung cancer cases and 582 controls were identified from the 1993-1998 autopsy records of the 88 hospitals of Leningrad Province, Russia. Lifetime job-specific exposure measurements were available for 15 organic, 15 man-made and 28 natural-inorganic agents. In male workers, increased risks were found for linen dust (odds ratio OR=3.68) and unspecified DFs (OR=1.44), after adjustment for age, smoking and place of residence. Small non-significant excess risks were observed for quartz dust (OR=1.27) and man-made vitreous fibres (OR=1.82). In female subjects, risks were non-significantly associated with paper dust (OR=1.77), and unspecified DFs (OR=1.52).
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; lung cancer; man-made fibres; Russian Federation
Descriptors (secondary) plant fibres; silica; job-exposure relation; case-control study; sex-linked differences; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly; Russian Federation; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)