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Document ID (ISN)73564
CIS number 99-1593
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chiazze L., Watkins D.K., Fryar C., Fayerweather W., Bender J.R., Chiazze M.
Title Mortality from nephritis and nephrosis in the fibreglass manufacturing industry
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, Vol.56, No.3, p.164-166. 8 ref.
Abstract The possible association between exposure to silica or respirable glass fibre and mortality from nephritis or nephrosis was investigated among workers in fibrous glass wool manufacturing facilities. There is no consistent relation between respirable fibres or respirable silica and nephritis or nephrosis when the analysis is based either on underlying cause only or on underlying plus contributing cause of death. None of the socio-demographic variables considered suggests an increased risk when considering both underlying and contributing cause of death. Data would seem to support the contention that the most accurate picture of renal disease will be gained from the use of all information on the death certificates and not only the underlying cause. Although results do not prove that there is no association between nephritis and nephrosis and exposure to fibreglass or silica in the fibreglass manufacturing environment, they do not support the assertion that such an association exists. Topics: silica; case-control study; fibrous glass industry; glass fibre; mortality; nephritis; nephrosis; renal diseases; respirable dust; statistical evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) silica; glass fibre; fibrous glass industry; nephrosis; nephritis
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; renal diseases; statistical evaluation; case-control study; respirable dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Glass, pottery and related materials