Lung cancer mortality in a French cohort of hard-metal workers.

  title={Lung cancer mortality in a French cohort of hard-metal workers.},
  author={G{\'e}rard Lasfargues and Pascal Wild and Jean Jacques Moulin and B Hammon and B Rosmorduc and C Rondeau du Noyer and M. Lavandier and Jacqueline Moline},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={26 5},
A cohort mortality study was carried out among workers of a plant producing hard metals using cobalt as a binder. This study was aimed at assessing possible lung cancer risks in relation with cobalt exposure. Seven hundred nine male workers with at least 1 year of employment were included in the cohort and followed for mortality from 1956 to 1989. Job histories were provided by the administration of the plant, whereas smoking habits were collected from medical records and by interview. The… CONTINUE READING