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Document ID (ISN)110242
CIS number 09-1328
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zaebst D.D., Seel E.A., Yiin J.H., Nowlin S.J., Chen P.
Title Summary of retrospective asbestos and welding fume exposure estimates for a nuclear naval shipyard and their correlation with radiation exposure estimates
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.6, No.7, p.404-414. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; USA; asbestos; risk factors; shipyards; welding fumes; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) nickel and compounds; exposure evaluation; chromium and compounds; confounding factors; job-exposure relation; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Ionizing radiation