Mortality in the UK industrial silica sand industry: 2. A retrospective cohort study.

@article{Brown2005MortalityIT,
  title={Mortality in the UK industrial silica sand industry: 2. A retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Thos. C. Brown and L Patrick Rushton},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={
          446-52
        }
}
AIMS To evaluate the mortality experience of a cohort of employees in the UK silica sand industry exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). METHODS A retrospective cohort mortality study followed all workers to 2001 with at least one year's employment at one of seven UK silica sand producing quarries between 1950 and 1986. Each worker was assigned a job category and cumulative exposure to RCS was estimated using a job-exposure matrix. RESULTS A total of 764 deaths were identified in… CONTINUE READING

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