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Document ID (ISN)65179
CIS number 95-1769
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fu H., Gu X., Jin X., Yu S., Wu K., Guidotti T.L.
Title Lung cancer among tin miners in Southeast China: Silica exposure, silicosis and cigarette smoking
Bibliographic information Sep. 1994, Vol.26, No.3, p.373-381. 18 ref.
Abstract Incidence of lung cancer was studied among miners in Dachang tin mine (China), known to have relatively high levels of suspended dust (silica and other potential carcinogens) and low radon levels. Among the risk factors for excess mortality from lung cancer, only the years spent drilling underground and the cumulative smoking index (product of daily cigarette consumption and number of years smoking) were independent contributors to risk; no interaction between the two was observed. The presence of silicosis did not contribute to predicting the risk independently of the years spent underground.
Descriptors (primary) China; silica; metal mining; lung cancer; silicosis; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) radon; risk factors; underground mining; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; China
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)