Combining historical and contemporary exposure data to evaluate silica-related lung cancer

H. Dean Hosgood, Greg Sirianni, Martin D. Slade, Jonathan Borak

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Abstract

Our models serve as a platform for future analyses, identifying questions for future study (e.g., how uniform is the silica content of rock samples, how varied are the particle size distributions across locations, sources, and job tasks). If conversions factors relating particle counts and respirable mass are not uniform, then accepted exposure limits and other fundamental tools for ensuring the safety of silica workers will be open to challenge. We expect that use of integration techniques, rather than crude algebra as used in this preliminary study, will substantially improve our models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007
PublisherAir and Waste Management Association
Pages2800-2806
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781604238464
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2007Jun 29 2007

Publication series

Name100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007
Volume4

Other

Other100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period6/26/076/29/07

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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    Hosgood, H. D., Sirianni, G., Slade, M. D., & Borak, J. (2007). Combining historical and contemporary exposure data to evaluate silica-related lung cancer. In 100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007 (pp. 2800-2806). (100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007; Vol. 4). Air and Waste Management Association.