|Document ID (ISN)||63033|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kabir H., Bilgi C.
||Ontario gold miners with lung cancer - Occupational exposure assessment in establishing work relatedness
||Dec. 1993, Vol.35, No.12, p.1203-1207. 19 ref.
||Determination of the work-relatedness of the compensation claims of Ontario gold miners who had primary lung cancer could not be based upon any strict occupational criteria. However, a relationship between exposure to silica, arsenic, and radon progeny was derived from results of the epidemiological studies. A retrospective occupational exposure assessment of silica dust, arsenic and radon decay products was made in 11 individual cases presented in this paper. The exposure parameters provided persuasive evidence when the data were consistent with the key epidemiological findings, e.g. the miner's age at first exposure, length of dusty exposure, and latency.
||Canada; Ontario; mining industry; lung cancer; gold mining; occupation disease relation
||radon; exposure evaluation; silica; arsenic
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying