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Document ID (ISN)77263
CIS number 01-1457
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pohlabeln H., Jöckel K.H., Brüske-Hohlfeld I., Möhner M., Ahrens W., Bolm-Audorff U., Arhelger R., Römer W., Kreienbrock L., Kreuzer M., Jahn I., Wichmann H.E.
Title Lung cancer and exposure to man-made vitreous fibers: Results from a pooled case-control study in Germany
Bibliographic information May 2000, Vol.37, No.5, p.469-477. 38 ref.
Abstract To investigate the association between lung cancer and occupational exposure to man-made vitreous fibres (MMVF), 3498 male patients with histologically- or cytologically-verified primary lung cancer were compared with 3541 male controls drawn at random from the general population and matched to cases by age and place of residence. A total of 304 cases and 170 controls reported to have worked with glass wool insulation or mineral wool mats. Coded as ever/never exposed, the odds ratio was 1.48 adjusted for smoking and asbestos. To exclude any confounding effect of asbestos, a group of cases and controls who insulated with glass wool or mineral wool mats only and never reported any asbestos exposure was identified, for which an odds ratio of 1.56 after adjustment for smoking was found. This study provides some indication for an excess risk of MMVF which persists after adjustment for smoking and asbestos.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; lung cancer; glass fibre; man-made fibres
Descriptors (secondary) asbestos; case-control study; mineral fibres; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)