publication . Article . 2000

Mesothelioma and lung tumors attributable to asbestos among petroleum workers

Valerio Gennaro; Murray M. Finkelstein; Marcello Ceppi; Vincenzo Fontana; Fabio Montanaro; Alessandra Perrotta; Riccardo Puntoni; Stefania Silvano;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2000
Background Asbestos exposure has been definitively found to be associated with both mesothelioma and lung cancer. Nevertheless, in the overall population of oil refinery workers potentially exposed to asbestos, many studies clearly show a definitely increased risk of mesothelioma, but no proven excess of lung cancer after comparison to the general population. Through the presentation of new data and the re-appraisal of two recent and independent epidemiological studies conducted in Liguria, Italy, and Ontario, Canada, we attempt to shed light on this apparently paradoxical finding. Methods Lung cancer mortality was studied among maintenance workers exposed to as...
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesrespiratory system
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Pneumoconiosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Environmental health, business.industry, business, Cancer, Asbestos, medicine.disease_cause, Lung cancer, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Occupational disease
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