|Document ID (ISN)||110242|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Zaebst D.D., Seel E.A., Yiin J.H., Nowlin S.J., Chen P.
||Summary of retrospective asbestos and welding fume exposure estimates for a nuclear naval shipyard and their correlation with radiation exposure estimates
||July 2009, Vol.6, No.7, p.404-414. Illus. 21 ref.
||An earlier nested case-control study at a U.S. nuclear naval shipyard primarily assessed the relationship between lung cancer and ionizing radiation. Chemical confounders considered important were asbestos and welding fumes, and the chromium and nickel content of welding fume. In this study, exposures to the potential confounders were estimated by an expert panel based on a set of quantitatively defined categories of exposure. Findings suggest that a fairly large proportion of study population workers were exposed to asbestos and welding fumes. However, the levels of these exposures were not sufficient to affect the risk estimates.
||ionizing radiation; USA; asbestos; risk factors; shipyards; welding fumes; lung cancer
||nickel and compounds; exposure evaluation; chromium and compounds; confounding factors; job-exposure relation; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Shipbuliding and ship repair