To determine the magnitude of the population at risk from non-occupational exposure to crocidolite at Wittenoom, Western Australia (WA), a cohort of 4,890 residents who never worked for the mining company Australian Blue Asbestos (ABA) has been assembled from all 18,553 available records: the local school register, hospital attendances, the WA electoral roll, birth certificates, workers who answered a mailed questionnaire in 1979, participants in a cancer-prevention programme using vitamin-A dietary supplements, and other sources.
The majority of subjects were relatives and friends of ABA employees, and nearly half the cohort were either born at Wittenoom or first went there as children under 10 years of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mésothéliome malin, Amiante, Exposition, Plèvre, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Crocidolite, Environnement, Australie, Océanie, Ouest, Wittenoom, Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Homme, Plèvre pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant mesothelioma, Asbestos, Exposure, Pleura, Risk factor, Malignant tumor, Respiratory disease, Environment, Australia, Oceania, West, Epidemiology, Cohort study, Human, Pleural disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0584479
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.