Past exposure to asbestos and combustion products and incidence of cancer among Finnish locomotive drivers.

@article{NoksoKoivisto1994PastET,
  title={Past exposure to asbestos and combustion products and incidence of cancer among Finnish locomotive drivers.},
  author={P Nokso-Koivisto and Eero I Pukkala},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={330-4}
}
Locomotive drivers in the steam engine era were exposed to asbestos during their vocational training for two years while training in workshops. Later in their career they had exposure to coal and diesel combustion products. To assess the level of earlier exposure historical working conditions were reconstructed and hygienic conditions were measured. The average exposure to asbestos (mainly anthophylline) fibres > 5 microns was 5.0 fibres/cm3. Incidence of cancer in a cohort of 8391 members of… CONTINUE READING