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Document ID (ISN)63033
CIS number 94-1605
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kabir H., Bilgi C.
Title Ontario gold miners with lung cancer - Occupational exposure assessment in establishing work relatedness
Bibliographic information Dec. 1993, Vol.35, No.12, p.1203-1207. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; Ontario; mining industry; lung cancer; gold mining; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) radon; exposure evaluation; silica; arsenic
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Radon