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Insulation workers in Belfast. A further study of mortality due to asbestos exposure (1940-75).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  911687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A follow-up study of 162 men already working as insulators (laggers) in 1940 has been extended from 1965 to 1975. By the end of 1975 there were 40 survivors when 108 had been expected. Until 1965 there had been an overall excess of deaths; these were due to asbestosis with or without tuberculosis and to alimentary cancer, as well as to bronchial carcinoma and mesothelioma. From 1965 onwards the overall death rate among survivors is not so excessive but there is still a marked excess of deaths from bronchial cancer and mesothelioma. The continued risk of death attributable to malignancy after asbestosis had ceased to contribute directly, does not appear to be caused by any changes which occurred before 1940 in the conditions at work.
P C Elmes; M J Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0007-1072     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ind Med     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370637     Medline TA:  Br J Ind Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asbestosis / mortality*
Bronchial Neoplasms / mortality
Follow-Up Studies
Mesothelioma / mortality
Middle Aged
Northern Ireland
Respiratory Tract Diseases / mortality

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