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Document ID (ISN)46786
CIS number 86-1519
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Browne K.
Title A threshold for asbestos related lung cancer
Bibliographic information Aug. 1986, Vol.43, No.8, p.556-558. 28 ref.
Abstract A review of the recent literature suggests that a threshold for increased risk of developing lung cancer exists for asbestos exposure, somewhere in the range of 25-100 fibres/cc years. Below this threshold there seems to be no excess risk of lung cancer.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; hazard evaluation; respirable dust; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Asbestos
Risk evaluation