|Document ID (ISN)||107284|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Leigh J., Henderson D.
||Lung cancer related to asbestos exposure: Causation and compensation
||Oct. 2006, Vol.22, No.5, p.449-462. 71 ref.
||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.
||compensation of occupational diseases; risk factors; lung cancer; asbestos
||non-occupational factors; literature survey; legal aspects; smoking; medical examinations; diagnosis; confounding factors; synergism; epidemiology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)