Risk estimate of ischaemic heart disease in workers exposed to beryllium
- Correspondence to Dr Bengt Sjögren, Work Environment Toxicology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, Stockholm SE-171 77, Sweden;
Contributors BS is the sole contributor to this letter.
- Accepted 26 January 2012
- Published Online First 1 March 2012
Mary Schubauer-Berigan and coworkers1 presented quantitative beryllium exposure measurements and an increased risk of cor pulmonale (standardised mortality ratio (SMR) 1.17; 95% CI 1.08 to 1.26) in a well-conducted cohort study. However, no risk estimate of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) was reported.
In the mid-1990s, a …