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Document ID (ISN)69009
CIS number 97-821
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jones R.D.
Title Survey of antimony workers: Mortality 1961-1992
Bibliographic information Nov. 1994, Vol.51, No.11, p.772-776. 7 ref.
Abstract The mortality of a census population and a prospective cohort of men employed at an antimony smelter in the north-east of England was followed up from 1961-1992. An increased risk of lung cancer existed in the workers employed before 1961, but it was not possible to attribute this excess to any particular agent. Mortality analyzed by five-year calendar periods of first exposure show a lessening of effect after 1955. Although the power of the study is clearly less for more recent periods of exposure, the absence of any excess in the population after 1960 is encouraging.
Descriptors (primary) antimony; foundries; lung cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) frequency rates; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations