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Community exposure studies and smelter worker mortality studies as related to a copper smelter.

Authors
Milham-S Jr.
Source
NIOSH 1976 Feb; :300-305
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00056242
Abstract
Studies in Tacoma, Washington, were conducted to investigate arsenic (7440382) exposure in children living near a copper smelter and to test the Lee-Fraumeni hypothesis that copper smelter workers have increased incidence of respiratory cancer. Community exposure studies showed increased arsenic levels in hair and urine of children residing near the smelter. Urinary arsenic levels decreased as residential distance from the smelter increased. Younger children were found to have higher levels of urinary arsenic than older children. Worker mortality studies showed that smelter workers have increased mortality from respiratory cancer. No other causes of death showed a statistically significant excess mortality.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0026; Toxicology; Primary-industrial-processes; Industrial-emission-sources; Arsenic-poisoning; Metal-poisoning; Heavy-metals; Lung-cancer; Epidemiology; Body-burden; Statistical-analysis; Occupational-health
CAS No.
7440-38-2
Publication Date
19760201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 76-134
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Health Effects of Occupational Lead and Arsenic Exposure, A Symposium; Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, NIOSH
State
WA; OH
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