Objectives-To determine if the oil spillage from the tanker Braer had any immediate health effects on the exposed resident population.
Design-Cohort study with a comparison against controls, exposure status being assigned on the basis of geographical location.
Subjects-All those resident on or after 5 January 1993 (day 0) within 4.5 km of the site of tanker's grounding.
Controls matched for sex and age were drawn from a general practice list 95 km distant.
Outcome measures-Demographic details; smoking and alcohol consumption; perception of health and reported presence or absence of specificsymptoms; peak expiratory flow; results of haematology, liver and renal function tests, and blood and urine toxicology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Exploration, Homme, Pollution, Navire citerne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Exploration, Human, Pollution, Tanker
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093213
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.