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Mesothelioma among employees with likely contact with in-place asbestos-containing building materials.

Authors
Anderson-HA; Hanrahan-LP; Schirmer-J; Higgins-D; Sarow-P
Source
Ann NY Acad Sci 1991 Dec; 643:550-572
NIOSHTIC No.
00207071
Abstract
During a review of death certificates for 487 cases of mesothelioma in Wisconsin from 1959 through 1989, 41 persons with likely exposure to in place asbestos (1332214) containing building materials (ACBM) were identified. Of these 41 persons, 12 were school teachers, ten were school maintenance workers, seven were public building maintenance workers, five were private building maintenance workers, and seven were commercial and factory workers performing maintenance tasks. The diagnosis, occupational history and asbestos exposure information was obtained from the Cancer Reporting System and medical records. Questionnaires and telephone interviews were used to obtain information on employment history and possible sources of asbestos exposure. Information on public employees was obtained from personnel and pension fund offices. Of the 29 maintenance workers, the only exposure to asbestos for ten of them occurred in connection with their maintenance activities. Twenty three of these maintenance workers were involved in plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical work, and pipe boiler repair. For nine of the 12 school teachers, asbestos exposure came as a result of ACBM which was in place at their work site.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Risk-factors; Asbestos-fibers; Occupational-exposure; Respiratory-system-disorders; Epidemiology; Maintenance-workers; Construction-materials
CODEN
ANYAA9
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19911231
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-502984
ISSN
0077-8923
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
State
WI; NY
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