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Document ID (ISN)75106
CIS number 00-1047
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sali D., Boffetta P., Andersen A., Cherrie J.W., Chang Claude J., Hansen J., Olsen J.H., Pesatori A.C., Plato N., Teppo L., Westerholm P., Winter P., Saracci R.
Title Non-neoplastic mortality of European workers who produce man made vitreous fibres
Bibliographic information Sep. 1999, Vol.56, No.9, p.612-617. 27 ref.
Abstract Workers employed for at least 1 year in the production of rock or slag wool (RSW), glass wool (GW) and continuous filament (CF) were followed up from the beginning of production, between 1933 and 1950 to 1990-2, and contributed 256,352 person-years of observation. Mortality from bronchitis, emphysema and asthma was not increased. In RSW workers, there was no overall increase in mortality from non-malignant renal diseases, although there was the suggestion of an increase in risk with duration of employment. Mortality from ischaemic heart disease was not increased overall, but RSW and CF workers with ≥30 years since first employment had a higher risk. RSW and CF workers showed an increased mortality from external causes, mainly motor vehicle accidents and suicide, which was higher among workers with a short duration of employment. Mortality from most non-neoplastic diseases does not seem to be related to employment in the MMVF industry. The results on mortality from ischaemic heart disease and non-malignant renal diseases, however, warrant further investigations.
Descriptors (primary) Europe; fibrous glass industry; mortality; synthetic fibres
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; frequency rates; Norway; United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark; Finland; IARC; Italy; renal diseases; bronchitis; asthma; emphysema; respiratory diseases; suicide; epidemiologic study; cohort study; commuting accidents; Sweden
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Denmark; Finland; France; United Kingdom; Italy; Norway; Sweden
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials