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Document ID (ISN)23556
CIS number 75-1394
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ott M.G., Holder B.B., Gordon H.L.
Title Respiratory cancer and occupational exposure to arsenicals.
Bibliographic information Nov. 1974, Vol.29, No.5, p.250-255. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The proportionate mortality experience of 173 deceased workers exposed primarily to lead arsenate and calcium arsenate was compared with that of 1,809 deceased controls not exposed to these compounds. An overall increase in respiratory cancer and a positive dose-response relationship was found in the exposed employees. No common factor other than exposure to the compounds was found among the employees to explain these observations. Arsenic therefore deserves further investigation as a cause of respiratory cancer.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; arsenates; pesticide production; lung cancer; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) USA; calcium arsenate; dose-response relationship; mortality; survey; lead arsenate
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Chemical industry
Arsenic and compounds