|Document ID (ISN)||66812|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chau N., Benamghar L., Pham Q.T., Teculescu D., Rebstock E., Mur J.M.
||Mortality of iron miners in Lorraine (France) - Relations between lung function and respiratory symptoms and subsequent mortality
||Nov. 1993, Vol.50, No.11, p.1017-1031. 96 ref.
||An increased mortality from lung and stomach cancer was found in previous studies on Lorraine iron miners. In this study the cohort included 1,178 workers selected at random from all the 5,300 working miners aged between 35 and 55 at the start of the follow-up period, which ranged from 1975 to 1985. Occupational exposures and tobacco consumption, lung function tests and respiratory symptoms were assessed for each subject in 1975, 1980 and 1985. The study confirmed the excess of lung and of stomach cancer. It is considered that the risk of lung cancer in the Lorraine iron miners was mainly due to dust, diesel engine exhaust fumes and explosives although the role of low exposure to radon daughters could not be totally excluded.
||iron ore mining; France; aetiology; pulmonary function; functional respiratory disorders; lung cancer; mortality
||explosives; diesel engines; radon daughters; smoking; dust; frequency rates; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; long-term study; respiratory function tests; risk factors; underground work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying