|Document ID (ISN)||65179|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Fu H., Gu X., Jin X., Yu S., Wu K., Guidotti T.L.
||Lung cancer among tin miners in Southeast China: Silica exposure, silicosis and cigarette smoking
||Sep. 1994, Vol.26, No.3, p.373-381. 18 ref.
||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.
||China; silica; metal mining; lung cancer; silicosis; occupation disease relation
||radon; risk factors; underground mining; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; China|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying