|Document ID (ISN)||69286|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Steenland K., et al.
||Review of occupational lung carcinogens
||May 1996, Vol.29, No.5, p.474-490. 169 ref.
||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.
||carcinogens; USA; exposure evaluation; lung cancer; occupation disease relation
||diesel oil; literature survey; nickel; radon; arsenic; chromium; acrylonitrile; silica; asbestos; exhaust gases; epidemiologic study; beryllium
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)