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Document ID (ISN)78698
CIS number 02-719
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wild P., Perdrix A., Romazini S., Moulin J.J., Pellet F.
Title Lung cancer mortality in a site producing hard metals
Bibliographic information Aug. 2000, Vol.57, No.8, p.568-573. 15 ref.
Abstract The mortality from lung cancer from exposures to hard metal dust was examined in a historical cohort of all subjects who had worked for at least 3 months on an industrial site producing hard metals and followed up from January 1968 to December 1992. Mortality from lung cancer was significantly increased among men and was higher than expected in hard metal production before sintering, whereas after sintering it was lower. The excess mortality from lung cancer occurred in subjects exposed to unsintered hard metal dust and could not be attributed to smoking.
Descriptors (primary) metals; mortality; long-term study; ore sintering plants; sintered metals; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)