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ID (ISN) del documento111462
Número CIS 11-0097
ISSN - Título de la serie 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Pedra F., Testa Tambellini A., De Bragança Pereira B., Carioca da Costa A., Albuquerque de Castro H.
Título Mesothelioma mortality in Brazil, 1980-2003
Información bibliográfica 3rd quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.3, p.170-175. Illus. 28 ref.
Resumen Although asbestos causes asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, it remains widely used in Brazil, mostly in cement-fiber products. This article reports the Brazilian mesothelioma mortality trend 1980-2003. Mesothelioma mortality rates increased over the period studied, from 0.56 to 1.01 deaths per 1,000,000 habitants. The total number of mesothelioma deaths nationwide in the period studied was 2414, with the majority (1415) in the Southeast region. Mortality was highest among males and persons over the age of 65. Given the history of asbestos exposure in Brazil, findings support the need for policies that limit or ban the use of this product.
Descriptores (primarios) Brasil; amianto; mortalidad; mesotelioma; tendencias estadísticas
Descriptores (secundarios) valoración estadística; diferencias por la edad; diferencias por el sexo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Asbestos