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Document ID (ISN)110099
CIS number 09-1103
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pintos J., Parent M.E., Rousseau M.C., Case B.W., Siemiatycki J.
Title Occupational exposure to asbestos and man-made vitreous fibers, and risk of lung cancer: Evidence from two case-control studies in Montreal, Canada
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.50, No.11, p.1273-1281. 34 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the effects of occupational exposure to asbestos and man-made vitreous fibres (MMVF) on the risk of lung cancer in two population-based case-control studies entailing exposure at lower levels than in historic cohort studies. Study I (1979 to 1986) comprised 857 exposed cases and 1066 population and cancer controls. Study II (1996 to 2001) comprised 858 cases and 1295 population controls. A detailed job history was obtained to evaluate lifetime occupational exposure to 294 agents, including asbestos and MMVF. Increased risks were found for substantial exposure to asbestos (odds ratio 1.78). However, results for MMVF were inconclusive (odds ratio 1.10).
Descriptors (primary) inorganic man-made fibres; risk factors; lung cancer; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; case-control study; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)