A retrospective mortality study of workers exposed to arsenic in a gold mine and refinery in France.

@article{Simonato1994ARM,
  title={A retrospective mortality study of workers exposed to arsenic in a gold mine and refinery in France.},
  author={Lorenzo Simonato and Jean Jacques Moulin and B Javelaud and Gilles Ferro and Pascal Wild and Regina Winkelmann and Rodolfo Saracci},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={625-33}
}
A historical mortality study of a cohort of employees of a gold mining and refining company was carried out in Salsigne, France. A major goal of the study was to investigate the relationship between lung cancer mortality and exposure to arsenic, radon, silica, and other contaminants of the working environment. A twofold excess of lung cancer was found both among miners and smelters, mainly concentrated among workers who had experienced exposure to past levels of arsenic, radon, and silica. The… CONTINUE READING

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