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Document ID (ISN)31039
CIS number 79-384
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Katsnelson B.A., Mokronosova K.A.
Title Non-fibrous mineral dusts and malignant tumors.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1979, Vol.21, No.1, p.15-20. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Workers at Soviet plants producing silica firebricks and aluminosilicate firebricks, a gold mine, and a talc mining, grinding and processing plant (a total of over 235,000 man-years) were considered. The death rate was estimated from the number of deaths due to cancer registered over 21-27 years and the number of man-years for all employees over the same period. Talc dust (even that not containing fibrous minerals) was shown to be a carcinogen, and silica-containing dust only a co-carcinogen. The silica content of dust plays either no role at all or a much lesser role than that of the total dust load. The role played by tuberculosis in influencing the cancer death rate is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; mineral dust; neoplasms; respirable dust; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) USSR; tuberculosis; silica; refractory brick industry; survey; gold mining; talc
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases