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Document ID (ISN)73500
CIS number 99-1534
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Firth H.M., Elwood J.M., Cox B., Herbison G.P.
Title Historical cohort study of a New Zealand foundry and heavy engineering plant
Bibliographic information Feb. 1999, Vol.56, No.2, p.134-138. 30 ref.
Abstract This historical cohort study investigated the mortality of workers who had been exposed to asbestos, machining fluids and foundry work in a foundry and heavy engineering plant in the railway rolling stock manufacturing industry in New Zealand. There were small increases in risk for several causes of death among the foundry and heavy engineering workers. However, these increases were small and the possible effects of smoking and other lifestyle factors could not be excluded. There was evidence of asbestos-related disease in those involved in engineering work in the past. Topics: asbestos; cancer; cardiovascular diseases; cohort study; foundries; long-term study; lubricants; lung cancer; mortality; musculoskeletal diseases; pleural mesothelioma; respiratory diseases; smoking.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; foundries; lubricants; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; respiratory diseases; pleural mesothelioma; lung cancer; cardiovascular diseases; cancer; cohort study; long-term study; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations