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Document ID (ISN)74964
CIS number 00-711
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Droste J.H.J., Weyler J.J., Van Meerbeeck J.P., Vermeire P.A., van Sprundel M.P.
Title Occupational risk factors of lung cancer: A hospital based case-control study
Bibliographic information May 1999, Vol.56, No.5, p.322-327. 35 ref.
Abstract To investigate the relation between lung cancer and exposure to occupational carcinogens, cases and controls were recruited from 10 hospitals. Cases were male patients with histologically confirmed lung cancer; controls were male patients without cancer or primary lung diseases. A job history in the categories manufacturing of transport equipment other than automobiles (for example, shipyard workers), transport support services (for example, dockers), and manufacturing of metal goods (for example, welders) was significantly associated with lung cancer (Odds Ratios (ORs) 2.3, 1.6, and 1.6 respectively). These associations were independent of smoking, education, civil and economic status. When assessed by a job-task exposure matrix, exposure to molybdenum, mineral oils and chromium was significantly associated with lung cancer. The study has shown a significant excess risk of lung cancer among workers in manufacturing of metal goods, manufacturing of transport equipment (other than automobiles) and transport support services. Assessment of exposure to specific carcinogens resulted in significant associations of chromium, mineral oils and molybdenum with lung cancer.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; exposure; risk factors; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) manufacturing industries; dock work; mineral oils; chromium; case-control study; job-exposure relation; molybdenum; shipyards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)