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Document ID (ISN)110247
CIS number 09-1245
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Loomis D., Dement J.M., Wolf S.H., Richardson D.B.
Title Lung cancer mortality and fibre exposures among North Carolina asbestos textile workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.66, No.8, p.535-542. 42 ref.
Abstract This cohort study of the relationship between lung cancer mortality and asbestos fibre exposure involved workers employed between 1950 and 1973 in one of four asbestos textile products plants in North Carolina. Vital status was ascertained through 31 December 2003. Historical exposures to asbestos fibres were estimated from work histories and industrial hygiene measurements. The mortality of the cohort was compared with that of the national population. Mortality from all causes, all cancers and lung cancer was significant higher among exposed subjects, with standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of 1.47, 1.41 and 1.96 respectively. SMRs for pleural cancer, mesothelioma and pneumoconiosis were also elevated. The risk of lung cancer and asbestosis increased with cumulative fibre exposure. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) North Carolina; asbestos; textile industry; lung cancer; risk factors; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; USA; pneumoconiosis; statistical evaluation; cohort study; dose-response relationship; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)