Mortality from non-malignant respiratory diseases among people with silicosis in Hong Kong: exposure-response analyses for exposure to silica dust.

@article{Tse2007MortalityFN,
  title={Mortality from non-malignant respiratory diseases among people with silicosis in Hong Kong: exposure-response analyses for exposure to silica dust.},
  author={Lap Ah Tse and Igtanius T S Yu and Chi Chiu Leung and Wilson Tam and Tze-wai Wong},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={87-92}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the exposure-response relationships between various indices of exposure to silica dust and the mortality from non-malignant respiratory diseases (NMRDs) or chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) among a cohort of workers with silicosis in Hong Kong. METHODS The concentrations of respirable silica dust were assigned to each industry and job task according to historical industrial hygiene measurements documented previously in Hong Kong. Exposure indices included… CONTINUE READING