Mortality in a cohort of antimony smelter workers.

  title={Mortality in a cohort of antimony smelter workers.},
  author={Teresa M. Schnorr and Kyle N. Steenland and Michael J. Thun and Robert A. Rinsky},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={27 5},
Animal studies show that antimony may cause lung cancer and heart and lung disease in rodents. In exposed humans, ECG abnormalities and heart and lung disease have been reported. This mortality study of 1,014 men employed between 1937 and 1971 in a Texas antimony smelter consisted primarily of workers of Spanish ancestry (n = 928, 91.5%). Hispanics are known to smoke at much lower rates than non-Hispanics, and their lung cancer and heart disease mortality is generally low. When ethnic-specific… CONTINUE READING
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