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Document ID (ISN)25589
CIS number 76-1258
ISSN - Serial title 0003-0805 - American Review of Respiratory Disease
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Enterline P.E.
Title Estimating health risks in studies of the health effects of asbestos.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1976, Vol.113, No.2, p.175-180. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract A review of 11 studies of asbestos-induced cancer from the literature yielded estimates for the relative risk ratio ranging from 1.2 to 9.2. The author identifies a number of features likely to account for this variation (latency period, population studied, use of data from uncorrected death certificates, unknown level and duration of exposure). The results of 6 studies were corrected as far as possible, after which much of the variation was found to disappear.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; neoplasms; hazard evaluation; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; statistical evaluation; epidemiologic study
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Risk evaluation