|Document ID (ISN)||67425|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Zitting A.J., Karjalainen A., Impivaara O., Kuusela T., Mäki J., Tossavainen A., Järvisalo J.
||Radiographic small lung opacities and pleural abnormalities in relation to smoking, urbanization status, and occupational asbestos exposure in Finland
||June 1996, Vol.38, No.6, p.602-609. 19 ref.
||In a study of a representative sample of the Finnish adult population (7085 individuals), full-size chest radiographs were analyzed and data on urbanization status, health, smoking and occupational history were collected. The risk of bilateral pleural plaques was higher among urban men and women, even when adjusted for age and probability of occupational asbestos exposure and smoking. Risks of small lung opacities and thickening of the visceral pleura were positively associated with smoking and the risk of small lung opacities was also higher among smokers than non-smokers in the population fraction with unlikely occupational asbestos exposure.
||Finland; asbestos; chest radiography; pleural diseases; smoking
||opacities; pleural thickening
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)