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Document ID (ISN)66731
CIS number 96-609
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goldsmith D.F., Beaumont J.J., Morrin L.A., Schenker M.B.
Title Respiratory cancer and other chronic disease mortality among silicotics in California
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.28, No.4, p.459-467. 23 ref.
Abstract Mortality risks were estimated for 590 silicotics claiming workers' compensation claims in California from 1946 to 1975. Findings confirmed that these claimants had an elevated risk for all causes of death, and for tuberculosis, non-malignant respiratory diseases, cancers of the trachea, bronchus and lung and malignancies of the large intestine. Mortality from heart diseases and cancers of the prostrate and lymphatic system was low. Data are tabulated for four industries: construction, mining and quarrying, metallurgy and foundries, and utilities and transportation.
Descriptors (primary) California; tuberculosis; silica; cancer; respiratory diseases; respirable dust; silicosis; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) tracheal cancer; bronchial cancer; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; mining and quarrying; epidemiologic study; construction industry; ore reduction; transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases