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Document ID (ISN)66819
CIS number 96-641
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Langňrd S.
Title Prevention of lung cancer through the use of knowledge on asbestos and other work-related causes - Norwegian experiences
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.20, Special issue, p.100-107. Illus. 59 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; Norway; lung cancer; multifactor aetiology; occupation disease relation; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)