|Document ID (ISN)||111462|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Pedra F., Testa Tambellini A., De Braganša Pereira B., Carioca da Costa A., Albuquerque de Castro H.
||Mesothelioma mortality in Brazil, 1980-2003
||3rd quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.3, p.170-175. Illus. 28 ref.
||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.
||Brazil; asbestos; mortality; mesothelioma; statistical trends
||statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)