|Document ID (ISN)||67570|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0017-9078 - Health Physics
|Convention or series no.
||Silicosis, radon, and lung cancer risk in Ontario miners
||Sept. 1995, Vol.69, No.3, p.396-399. Illus. 12 ref.
||Uranium miners are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer. This is generally attributable to exposure to radon. However, miners are also exposed to silica, classified by IARC as a possible human carcinogen. In a study of lung cancer risk in 328 miners with silicosis, which included a small number of uranium miners (23 subjects), it was found that the radon risk factor decreased when lung cancer risk was adjusted for the presence of silicosis. Smoking is also an important risk factor, but it was not feasible to include smoking in the statistical models. The results for the radon risk factors are, however, uncertain because of the small number of uranium miners included in the sample. Additional studies of this factor are considered warranted.
||radon; lung cancer; mining industry; uranium mining; silicosis
||Canada; case-control study; silica; Ontario
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying