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Document ID (ISN)107284
CIS number 07-1300
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leigh J., Henderson D.
Title Lung cancer related to asbestos exposure: Causation and compensation
Bibliographic information Oct. 2006, Vol.22, No.5, p.449-462. 71 ref.
Abstract Based on a literature survey, this article reviews the evidence for lung cancer causation as a result of asbestos exposure and the effect that smoking has on this relationship. The effects of asbestos fibre type are also discussed. Medico-legal criteria for attributing lung cancer causation to asbestos exposure are proposed. The effects of genetic susceptibility and the possibility of causal apportionment systems are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; risk factors; lung cancer; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; literature survey; legal aspects; smoking; medical examinations; diagnosis; confounding factors; synergism; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Workers' compensation