|Document ID (ISN)||65138|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Carta P., Cocco P., Picchiri G.
||Lung cancer mortality and airways obstruction among metal miners exposed to silica and low levels of radon daughters
||Apr. 1994, Vol.25, No.4, p.489-506. 92 ref.
||A study of miners in two Sardinian metal mines showed an increased mortality for nonmalignant chronic respiratory diseases in both mines. Among underground miners from mine A (low silica and high radon levels), there was a slight excess of lung cancer mortality which increased with duration of underground employment; highest lung cancer mortality was observed in underground miners with an obstructive ventilatory impairment. Deaths from lung cancer in mine B (higher silica and lower radon levels) were less than expected. Results suggest a slight association between lung cancer mortality and exposure to radon daughters. Impaired pulmonary function may be an independent predictor of lung cancer and an important risk factor.
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; radon daughters; metal mining; mortality; lung cancer; silica
||radon; respiratory diseases; cohort study; silicosis; respirable dust
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying