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Document ID (ISN)67425
CIS number 96-1738
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zitting A.J., Karjalainen A., Impivaara O., Kuusela T., Mäki J., Tossavainen A., Järvisalo J.
Title Radiographic small lung opacities and pleural abnormalities in relation to smoking, urbanization status, and occupational asbestos exposure in Finland
Bibliographic information June 1996, Vol.38, No.6, p.602-609. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Finland; asbestos; chest radiography; pleural diseases; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) opacities; pleural thickening
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Asbestos
Smoking