|Document ID (ISN)||74561|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Iscovich J., Fischbein A., Witt-Kushner J., Ginsberg G., Richter E., Tulchinsky T.
||Malignant mesothelioma in Israel, 1961-1992
||July-Sep. 1999, Vol.5, No.3, p.157-163. Illus. 21 ref.
||The incidence and distribution of malignant mesothelioma in Israel from 1961 to 1992 were analysed. The study concentrated on 223 patients who developed mesothelioma during this period and a cohort of 3,057 male asbestos-cement workers. The annual incidence rates of malignant mesothelioma in Jewish men ranged between 2.5 per million between 1961 and 1982 and 4.6 per million in 1985-92. Women accounted for 37.6% of all cases, after exclusion of the cohort of asbestos workers. Of the 223 cases, 202 had no indication of direct occupational exposure to asbestos. In Jewish women, the incidence of malignant mesothelioma did not increase after 1961. The mean age at diagnosis in all cases was lowest in the Israeli-born. High levels of asbestos exposure in the 1970s and the relatively early age of onset of the disease indicate that exposure began at a younger age in Israel than in European countries. Asbestos manufacture and use peaked in Israel during the mid-1970s, so that the maximum impact of these trends has yet to be seen.
||mesothelioma; Israel; long-term exposure; asbestos; asbestos cement
||race-linked differences; cohort study; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; long-term study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Israel|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Cement and concrete