Cancer mortality in a surveillance cohort of German males formerly exposed to asbestos.

  title={Cancer mortality in a surveillance cohort of German males formerly exposed to asbestos.},
  author={B. Pesch and Dirk Taeger and Georg Johnen and Isabelle Mercedes Gross and Daniel G Weber and Monika Gube and Alice M{\"u}ller-Lux and Evelyn Heinze and Thorsten Wiethege and Volker Neumann and Andrea Tannapfel and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Raithel and Thomas Br{\"u}ning and Thomas Kraus},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  volume={213 1},
The objective of this analysis was the estimation of the cancer risks of asbestos and asbestosis in a surveillance cohort of high-exposed German workers. A group of 576 asbestos workers was selected for high-resolution computer tomography of the chest in 1993-1997. A mortality follow-up was conducted through 2007. Standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated and Poisson regression was performed to assess mesothelioma risks. A high risk was observed for pleural mesothelioma (SMR 28.10… CONTINUE READING
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