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Document ID (ISN)32546
CIS number 79-2026
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rencher A.C., Carter M.W., McKee D.W.
Title A retrospective epidemiological study of morbidity at a large western copper smelter.
Bibliographic information Aug. 1979, Vol.40, No.8, p.695-701. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Sophisticated statistical techniques are used to compare smelter workers with employees at the mine, concentrator and refinery on the basis of weekly indemnity insurance claim forms. The refinery had the highest percentage of workers submitting claims, both in respect of respiratory disease classifications and overall morbidity levels. There was little evidence of excess morbidity at the smelter.
Descriptors (primary) copper; non-ferrous metal industries; smelting plants; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) USA; statistical evaluation; epidemiologic study; respiratory diseases
Document type -
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Smelting and refining operations
Copper and compounds