|Document ID (ISN)||110284|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Friesen M.C., Fritschi L., Del Monaco A., Benke G., Dennekamp M., de Klerk N., Hoving J.L., MacFarlane E., Sim M.R.
||Relationships between alumina and bauxite dust exposure and cancer, respiratory and circulatory disease
||Sep. 2009, Vol.66, No.9, p.615-618. 17 ref.
||The objective of this study was to examine the associations between alumina and bauxite dust exposure, and cancer incidence and circulatory and respiratory disease mortality among bauxite miners and alumina refinery workers. It involved 5770 male workers in Australia linked to national mortality and cancer incidence registries, for which cumulative exposures were estimated using job histories and historical air monitoring data. Findings suggest that cumulative bauxite exposure may be associated with an excess risk of death from non-malignant respiratory diseases, while cumulative alumina dust exposure may be associated with an excess risk of death from cerebrovascular disease. Neither exposure appears to increase the risk of incident cancers.
||bauxite mining; airborne dust; Australia; aluminium oxide; cardiovascular diseases; respiratory diseases; cancer; risk factors; mortality
||male workers; circulatory disorders of the brain; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Netherlands; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)