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Document ID (ISN)69286
CIS number 97-895
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Steenland K., et al.
Title Review of occupational lung carcinogens
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.29, No.5, p.474-490. 169 ref.
Abstract The epidemiology of occupational lung cancer is reviewed, focusing on agents identified as pulmonary carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer: silica, asbestos, diesel engine exhaust, radon progeny, arsenic, acrylonitrile, chromium, beryllium, nickel and cadmium. Estimates of overall relative risks and numbers of exposed workers are derived. It is estimated that approximately 9,000-10,000 men and 900-1,900 women develop lung cancer annually in the USA following past exposure to occupational carcinogens; more than half of these cancers are due to asbestos. Current estimates reflect past high exposures and are likely to drop in the future, unless other occupational carcinogens are confirmed or new ones are introduced into the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; USA; exposure evaluation; lung cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) diesel oil; literature survey; nickel; radon; arsenic; chromium; acrylonitrile; silica; asbestos; exhaust gases; epidemiologic study; beryllium
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Exposure evaluation