Mortality among British asbestos workers

Sjögren, B.
December 2009
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Dec2009, Vol. 66 Issue 12, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents studies on the mortality of asbestos workers in Great Britain. A study by Anne-Helen Harding and workers found a rise in mortality among asbestos workers due to ischemic heart disease (IHD). It notes that the respiratory and cardiovascular disease are linked to exposure to particulate air pollutants, leading to an increase in mortality. It also mentions the studies on the short-term effects of air pollutants and fine particulate matter.


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