|Document ID (ISN)||112483|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lipworth L., La Vecchia C., Bosetti C., McLaughlin J.K.
||Occupational exposure to rock wool and glass wool and risk of cancers of the lung and the head and neck: A systematic review and meta-analysis
||Sep. 2009, Vol.51, No.9, p.1075-1085. Illus. 55 ref.
||Occupational_exposure_to_rock_wool_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
||The objective of this literature survey and meta-analysis was to conduct a review of risks of cancers of the lung and head and neck (HN) from exposure to rock wool (RW) and glass wool (GW) among workers exposed to man-made vitreous fibres (MMVFs). Despite a small elevation in RR for lung cancer among MMVF production workers, the lack of excess risk among end users, the absence of any dose-risk relation, the likelihood of detection bias, and the potential for residual confounding by smoking and asbestos exposure argue against a carcinogenic effect of MMVF, RW, or GW at this time. Similar conclusions apply to HN cancer risk among workers exposed to MMVF.
||glass fibre; mineral wool; cancer; risk factors
||asbestos; smoking; nasal cancer; laryngeal cancer; pharyngeal cancer; bronchial cancer; lung cancer; upper respiratory tract; confounding factors
||D - Periodical articles
Toxic and dangerous substances
Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Cancer and carcinogens
Glass, pottery and related materials