Cancer mortality in a cohort of asbestos textile workers

  title={Cancer mortality in a cohort of asbestos textile workers},
  author={Enrico Pira and Claudio Pelucchi and Lucio Buffoni and Antonio Palmas and Marco Turbiglio and Eva Negri and Pier Giorgio Piolatto and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={580 - 586}
A cohort of 889 men and 1077 women employed for at least 1 month between 1946 and 1984 by a former Italian leading asbestos (mainly textile) company, characterised by extremely heavy exposures often for short durations, was followed up to 1996, for a total of 53 024 person-years of observation. Employment data were obtained from factory personnel records, while vital status and causes of death were ascertained through municipality registers and local health units. We observed 222 cancer deaths… CONTINUE READING
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