Head and neck surveillance program for factory personnel exposed to asbestos.
American Laryngological Association. Meeting. Waikoloa HI (USA), 1991/05/04.
Personnel at a local factory that manufactures brake linings and discs in which asbestos is a major component were requested to participate in an on-site surveillance program to detect head and neck abnormalities, specifically cancer.
Demographic data included smoking histories and job descriptions that could be delineated into high- and low-asbestos exposure groups.
In the first year, 322 factory workers had no cancer identified but 15% had laryngeal abnormalities, mostly laryngitis.
Ninety-seven percent of those workers with abnormal findings were smokers, but there were a significant number in the high-asbestos group irrespective of smoking histories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Tumeur maligne, Tête cou, Programme sanitaire, Surveillance sanitaire, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Larynx pathologie, ORL pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Malignant tumor, Head and neck, Sanitary program, Sanitary surveillance, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Larynx disease, ENT disease, Human
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