|Document ID (ISN)||65171|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Simonato L., Moulin J.J., Javelaud B., Ferro G., Wild P., Winkelmann R., Saracci R.
||A retrospective mortality study of workers exposed to arsenic in a gold mine and refinery in France
||May 1994, Vol.25, No.5, p.625-633. 18 ref.
||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.
||France; radon; arsenic; gold mining; mortality; lung cancer; silica
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France; Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Arsenic and compounds