Silica, silicosis, and cancer: Controversy in occupational medicine (Cancer research monographs)

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9780030041990: Silica, silicosis, and cancer: Controversy in occupational medicine (Cancer research monographs)

Physicians and industrial hygienists in the U.S. and Europe have assumed that silica, a known toxic dust which causes diseases such as silicosis and corpulmonale, does not cause cancer. However the evidence presented in this volume, drawn from a 1984 symposium on the subject of silica and cancer, suggests that there is a strong link between cancer and silica in the workplace. This book discusses the full range of work being done on silica and cancer, including a history of studies on the silica-cancer relationship; experiments describing the carcinogenic effect of silica on animals; up-to-date reports on the risks of lung cancer; the need for protective measures against particulate exposure, and epidemologic research on workers in the so-called dusty trades. Silica, Silicosis and Cancer also offers suggestions for changes and regulation of industries using silica.

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?This is a fascinating and useful volume.... It is part of the basic education of hygienists to understand the scientific results availabe to evaluate and place in perspective the risks to those inhaling potentially toxic materials in different circumstances. Because free silica in airborne dust is so commonplace, this volume is recommended as required reading for industrial hygienists.?-American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal

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