|Document ID (ISN)||50841|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chan C.K., Gee J.B.L.
||Asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer: An analysis of the epidemiologic evidence
||Jan. 1988, Vol.30, No.1, p.23-27. 42 ref.
||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.
||laryngeal cancer; asbestos
||alcoholism; comparative study; epidemiologic study; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Alcohol and drug abuse