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Source
IARC Sci Publ. 1980;(30):673-80
Publication Type
Article
Date
1980
Author
A D McDonald
Source
IARC Sci Publ. 1980;(30):673-80
Date
1980
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Asbestos
Female
Humans
Male
Mesothelioma - etiology - mortality
Mining
Occupational Diseases - etiology - mortality
Peritoneal Neoplasms - etiology - mortality
Pleural Neoplasms - etiology - mortality
Quebec
Risk
Abstract
All known, fatal cases of mesothelioma in the period 1960-1978 in the Province of Quebec are reviewed, because much of the world's chrysotile has been produced there and because there is also exposure to other types of asbestos. Of the 254 mesotheliomas registered, 181 were in males and 73 in females; occupational and residential histories were obtained for 91% of men and 86% of women. About 40% of male cases were probably attributable to occupational asbestos exposure; only 5.4% of females cases had been exposed occupationally. Intervals between first employment and death from mesothelioma were longer for miners and millers than for manufacturing workers: exposures of chrysotile miners and millers were mainly long and fairly low, while many factory workers had had short exposures. All tumours in miners and millers were pleural, while in factory workers, eight were peritoneal and two pleural and peritoneal. The evidence from this survey supports the view that the risk of mesothelioma after exposure to crocidolite is many times greater than that after chrysotile.
PubMed ID
7228323 View in PubMed
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