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Follow-up study of chrysotile textile workers: cohort mortality and exposure-response
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  • Published on:
    Exposure-response association between air pollutants and ischaemic heart disease mortality
    • Igor Burstyn, Associate Professor
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      • Dick Heederik

    To the Editor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine:

    We agree with suggestion of Dr. Sjögren that examination of the exposure-response relationship between occupational exposures and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is scientifically justified and is of great importance to public health. An important motive for exploring this research question in the work environment are repeated observations in outdoor pollu...

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    Chrysotile exposure and lung cancer

    September 17, 2007

    Editor Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    Hein et al reported an excess of lung cancer in a cohort of South Carolina textile workers attributed to chrysotile asbestos exposure(1). Information on smoking, the predominant risk factor for lung cancer, was not known. Table 2 in the publication shows an excess mortality from ischemic heart disease (SMR 1.39) and chronic obstructive...

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    Ischaemic heart disease among chrysotile textile workers

    Letter to the editor regarding Follow-up study of chrysotile textile workers: cohort mortality and exposure-response by Hein MJ, Stayner LT, Lehman E, Dement JM in Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 616-625.

    Bengt Sjögren MD, PhD, Work Environment Toxicology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, SE-177 77 Stockholm, Sweden, Phone +46 8 524 822 29, Fax +46 8 31 41 24, E-mail bengt.sjogren@ki...

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