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ID (ISN) del documento39839
Número CIS 83-1058
ISSN - Título de la serie 0140-6736 - Lancet
Año 1982
Número de serie
Autor(es) Kurppa K., Koskela R.S., Gudbergsson H.
Título Gastrointestinal cancer in workers exposed to quartz
Información bibliográfica 17 July 1982, Vol.2, No.8290, p.150. 3 ref.
Resumen In dusty work most inhaled particles larger than 5-10µm run into the walls of the nasopharynx and may be subsequently swallowed, exposing the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to quartz. 1087 men working in the granite industry for at least 3 months were studied. Mean exposure was 12 years. Mean follow-up was 12.5 (4-35) years. Average concentration was >40mg/m3 in drilling, the dustiest operation. 15 deaths caused by GI cancer were detected, against an expected value of 7.4 (relative risk 2). Their sites were: stomach 10, oesophagus 2, liver 1, unspecified 2.
Descriptores (primarios) polvos en suspensión aérea; granito; canteras; cáncer gastrointestinal; sílice
Descriptores (secundarios) observación de larga duración
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Gastrointestinal diseases
Mining and quarrying