The association between asbestos exposure and risk of mesothelioma was studied among workers from two oil refineries located in the northern Italian cities of Genoa and La Spezia, given that previous cohort analyses revealed two clusters of mesotheliomas and that international cohort studies have so far not reported an excess of this neoplasm among oil refinery workers.
Men (N=2300) who had been employed between 1914 and 1988 in two oil refineries located in northern Italy were studied.
The follow-up covered the mortality of 639 white-collar and 1661 blue-collar workers from 1950 to 1991.
Among the cases, the median duration of employment was 14.5 years, and the median time since first employment was 27.5 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mésothéliome, Plèvre, Exposition professionnelle, Carcinogène, Amiante, Raffinerie, Pétrole, Epidémiologie, Toxicité, Italie, Europe, Mortalité, Médecine travail, Homme, Hydrocarbure, Fibre minérale, Tumeur, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mesothelioma, Pleura, Occupational exposure, Carcinogen, Asbestos, Refinery, Petroleum, Epidemiology, Toxicity, Italy, Europe, Mortality, Occupational medicine, Human, Hydrocarbon, Mineral fiber, Tumor, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680182
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 09/06/1995.