Cardiovascular diseases among foundry workers exposed to carbon monoxide.
The study investigated long-term effects of carbon monoxide (C0) exposure on foundry workers'morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases.
The study population comprised a cohort of 2857 men hired in 1950-1972 by 20 Finnish foundries and also 931 men who were still active in 1972, exposed for at least 4.2 years, took part in a health examination in 1973 ; 653 of the 931 had also been members of the cohort.
These groups were followed to the end of 1987.
The age-standardized incidence density rate (ID/1000 person-years) for compensated medication for hypertension was 4.7 for the unexposed workers and 9.4 for those exposed [rate ratio (RR) 2.0,95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.28-2.92] ; for the iron foundry workers the rates were 4.7 and 9.9 (RR 2.1,95% CI 1.24-3.38), respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carbone monoxyde, Gaz, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Fonderie, Toxicité, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Long terme, Morbidité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Finlande, Europe, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carbon monoxide, Gases, Occupational exposure, Human, Foundry, Toxicity, Cardiovascular disease, Long term, Morbidity, Mortality, Epidemiology, Finland, Europe, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0636552
Code Inist : 002B03L02. Création : 09/06/1995.