|Document ID (ISN)||72969|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Cherry N.M., Burgess G.L., Turner S., McDonald J.C.
||Crystalline silica and risk of lung cancer in the potteries
||Nov. 1998, Vol.55, No.11, p.779-785. 12 ref.
||In a cohort of 5,115 men employed in the pottery, refractory and sandstone industries of Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) calculated against mortalities for the region were raised for all causes, for lung cancer and for non-malignant respiratory diseases. Average concentration and duration of exposure to silica were, taken together, significantly related to the presence of small opacities. The association between risk of lung cancer and quantitative estimates of silica exposure supports the SMR analysis and implies that crystalline silica may well be a human carcinogen. Topics: silica; cohort study; confounding factors; exposure evaluation; job-exposure relation; length of exposure; lung cancer; mortality; opacities; pottery industry.
||silica; pottery industry; lung cancer
||mortality; exposure evaluation; confounding factors; opacities; length of exposure; job-exposure relation; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Glass, pottery and related materials
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)