TABLE B.1 Lineage and Design Properties of Studies on Cohorts Informative for Selected Cancers

Cohort Population (location—number, description)

Type of Exposure

Number of Workersa

Patients with Asbestos-Related Disease

 

 

  1. Italy—

implied high exposure to asbestos

  1. 276 textile workers

631 women compensated for asbestosis

  1. 278 asbestos cement workers

  1. mainly chrysotile

 

  1. mainly crocidolite

 

  1. Finland—

 

 

  1. 1,376 asbestosis patients

 

 

  1. 4,887 patients with pleural disease

 

 

  1. Poland—

 

 

  1. 907 men with asbestosis

 

 

  1. 490 women with asbestosis

 

 

  1. US clinical trial monitoring asbestos-exposed men

men with asbestos exposure in clinical trial of lung cancer prevention

1,839 asbestos-exposed (smoking-eligible) vs 7,924 heavy smokers (not asbestos-exposed)

Mining

 

 

  1. Wittenoom Gorge, Western Australia

crocidolite

6,000 men

 

 

6,505 men

411 women

 

 

6,506 men

 

 

6,493 men

415 women

 

 

~5,700 men alive in 1980



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