A population-based case-control study of mesothelioma deaths among U.S. railroad workers.

@article{Schenker1986APC,
  title={A population-based case-control study of mesothelioma deaths among U.S. railroad workers.},
  author={Marc B Schenker and Eric Garshick and Alvaro Muňoz and Susan Renee Woskie and FrankE. Speizer},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1986},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={
          461-5
        }
}
We have completed a case-control analysis of mesothelioma deaths among current and retired U.S. railroad employees. Cause-specific death certificates were obtained for 87% of 15,059 deaths reported by the railroad retirement board, and 20 mesotheliomas were identified according to death certificate diagnosis. A 10:1 matched analysis with railroad workers dying of nonmalignant, nonaccidental causes yielded a very strong association with prior railroad work in jobs with potential asbestos… CONTINUE READING
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