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Document ID (ISN)50841
CIS number 88-1869
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chan C.K., Gee J.B.L.
Title Asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer: An analysis of the epidemiologic evidence
Bibliographic information Jan. 1988, Vol.30, No.1, p.23-27. 42 ref.
Abstract A review of nine case control studies indicates that the estimated risk (odds ratio) attributable to asbestos exposure alone is negligible when smoking and ethanol intake are appropriately controlled for. Six of the 12 cohort studies demonstrated no significant increase in the standardised mortality ratio due to asbestos exposure. The remaining six longitudinal studies showed an increased standardised mortality ratio from 1.91 to 5.41 but no adjustment was made for the confounding effects of smoking and ethanol consumption. In conclusion, the available epidemiologic evidence does not support a causal association between asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer.
Descriptors (primary) laryngeal cancer; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; comparative study; epidemiologic study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Alcohol and drug abuse