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Document ID (ISN)111462
CIS number 11-0097
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pedra F., Testa Tambellini A., De Braganša Pereira B., Carioca da Costa A., Albuquerque de Castro H.
Title Mesothelioma mortality in Brazil, 1980-2003
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.3, p.170-175. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract Although asbestos causes asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, it remains widely used in Brazil, mostly in cement-fiber products. This article reports the Brazilian mesothelioma mortality trend 1980-2003. Mesothelioma mortality rates increased over the period studied, from 0.56 to 1.01 deaths per 1,000,000 habitants. The total number of mesothelioma deaths nationwide in the period studied was 2414, with the majority (1415) in the Southeast region. Mortality was highest among males and persons over the age of 65. Given the history of asbestos exposure in Brazil, findings support the need for policies that limit or ban the use of this product.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; asbestos; mortality; mesothelioma; statistical trends
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)