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Document ID (ISN)65171
CIS number 95-1737
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Simonato L., Moulin J.J., Javelaud B., Ferro G., Wild P., Winkelmann R., Saracci R.
Title A retrospective mortality study of workers exposed to arsenic in a gold mine and refinery in France
Bibliographic information May 1994, Vol.25, No.5, p.625-633. 18 ref.
Abstract In a mortality study among employees of a French gold mining and refining company, a twofold excess of lung cancer was found among both miners and smelters, mainly concentrated among workers who had experienced exposure to past levels of arsenic, radon and silica. The consistency of the results in the mine and the refinery are suggestive of a carcinogenic risk from both soluble and insoluble arsenic, although the potential role of other factors cannot be dismissed.
Descriptors (primary) France; radon; arsenic; gold mining; mortality; lung cancer; silica
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; Italy
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances