Zygmunt Starzyński

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Investigations were carried out in an alkaline battery factory. The study group consisted of 102 persons and the control group of 85 persons. Cadmium in blood (Cd-B) and cadmium in urine (Cd-U), as well as beta 2-microglobulin (B2-M), retinol binding protein (RBP), amino acids in urine were determined. Exposure to cadmium was high; Cd-B and Cd-U(More)
A mortality cohort study was carried out on 11,224 men with pneumoconiosis diagnosed during the period 1970-1985. The cohort was selected from among subjects entered into the National Register of Occupational Diseases and included 7,065 coal miners, 924 employees of underground work enterprises, 1,796 workers of the metallurgical industry and iron and(More)
The authors present the results of analysis of data on occupational diseases in Poland during the years 1984-1992. The statistical material covers 86,871 cases of various diseases. Among them hearing lesions, vocal organ diseases, contagious and invasive diseases, pneumoconioses, dermatoses, vibration syndrome, poisonings and chronic bronchitis proved to be(More)
A mortality cohort study was carried out on 7,065 coal miners with pneumoconiosis first diagnosed during the years of 1970-85. The cohort was selected from among subjects entered into the National Register of Occupational Diseases and followed up through to the end of 1991. The general male population of Poland was considered as a reference group. The(More)
The authors analysed all cases of occupational diseases diagnosed in Poland over the last three years. The following variables were considered: age, gender of patients, duration of exposure to factors inducing occupational disease, nosologic units, and the types of work places by the European Activity Classification and their localization by voivodships.(More)
The authors present the first stage of a case-referent study conducted in order to confront a hypothesis which suggests the existence of an important casual relationship between the exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and skin cancer. The investigated group consisted of patients suffering from skin cancer, while control groups comprised individuals(More)
This article deals with the analysis of the epidemiological situation in Poland in the purview of the incidence of pneumoconioses in the past 32 years. During that period pneumoconioses (mainly in coal workers and arc welders) made 17% of all occupational diseases and proved to be the most common pathology among occupational diseases of the respiratory(More)
The authors analyse all occupational disease cases found in Poland in 1978. Individual occupational diseases certificates sent to the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lódź by provincial sanitary-epidemiological stations are information sources. The collected material makes us draw the following concusions: 1. Occupational diseases incidence in Poland(More)
In Poland a uniform system for registering occupational diseases is mandatory. Special individual statistical cards of diagnosed cases are delivered from all over the country to the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodź, where the incidence of diseases is analysed using electronic data processing system; such procedure is aimed, among others, at(More)