|Document ID (ISN)||66819|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Prevention of lung cancer through the use of knowledge on asbestos and other work-related causes - Norwegian experiences
||1994, Vol.20, Special issue, p.100-107. Illus. 59 ref.
||This review attempts to estimate the contribution of different known work-related causes of lung cancer among Norwegian men in order to predict the potential of prevention of work-related cases. The presented estimates are based on data from epidemiological studies made in Norway, but may be of significance for other countries with a similar work-force structure. Over the past decade asbestos-related lung cancer appears to have contributed about two-thirds of the lung cancers that have been related to work exposure in Norway. Compounds of nickel and chromium have also contributed, although to a lesser extent, along with exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, radon daughters, seafaring work, and other, less significant specific and non-specific determinants of lung cancer. Prevention would be fostered by synergic actions.
||carcinogens; Norway; lung cancer; multifactor aetiology; occupation disease relation; asbestos
||literature survey; nickel; radon daughters; aromatic hydrocarbons; epidemiology; steels; chromates; respirable dust; polycyclic hydrocarbons; hazard evaluation; evaluation of control measures; sea transport; welding and cutting; dust
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)