Curated Journal Articles on Mesothelioma

Cancer morbidity risks among workers of asbestos-cement productions

Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaia Ekologiia. 2008;(3):27-33. [Link]


The retrospective assessment of morbidity rates and cancer pathology risks in workers of asbestosis-cement enterprises of Ukraine has been made. It was established that annual cancer morbidity among workers makes 88,1 per 100 000 of workers (RR = 0.26, CI 95 % 0.06-1.01). The most often cancer pathology was located in digestive organs (48.1%), respiratory organs (18.5%) (lung cancer–11.1%). The mesothelioma of pleura, peritoneum and pericardium were not found. The risks (odds ratio–OR) of cancer morbidity were increased for such organs as: respiratory organs (OR = 2.37), skin (OR = 1.78), digestive organs (OR = 1.34).

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