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Document ID (ISN)69993
CIS number 97-1871
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moulin J.J.
Title A meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies of lung cancer in welders
Bibliographic information Apr. 1997, Vol.23, No.2, p.104-113. 73 ref.
Abstract This meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies carried out on the lung cancer risk among shipyard, mild steel and stainless steel welders consisted of calculating combined relative risks (RR). Similar values were observed in studies of the "any welding" or "study design" category. Furthermore, welders are likely to be exposed to asbestos and seem to smoke more than the general male population. A 30-40% increase in the RR of lung cancer cannot be explained by hexavalent chromium and nickel exposure among stainless steel welders. The combination of the carcinogenic effects of asbestos exposure and smoking may account for part of the observed lung cancer excess.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; smoking; epidemiology; welding and cutting; lung cancer; shipyards; welders lung; stainless steel
Descriptors (secondary) France; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Pneumoconioses
Smoking
Asbestos
Welding and cutting
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Epidemiology