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Document ID (ISN)110284
CIS number 09-1307
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Friesen M.C., Fritschi L., Del Monaco A., Benke G., Dennekamp M., de Klerk N., Hoving J.L., MacFarlane E., Sim M.R.
Title Relationships between alumina and bauxite dust exposure and cancer, respiratory and circulatory disease
Bibliographic information Sep. 2009, Vol.66, No.9, p.615-618. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) bauxite mining; airborne dust; Australia; aluminium oxide; cardiovascular diseases; respiratory diseases; cancer; risk factors; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; circulatory disorders of the brain; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; Netherlands; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Mining and quarrying
Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)