An unjustified prognosis of the number of asbestos-related lung cancer cases caused by an increase in airborne asbestos concentrations as a result of removing of asbestos-cement products.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/605210
Title:
An unjustified prognosis of the number of asbestos-related lung cancer cases caused by an increase in airborne asbestos concentrations as a result of removing of asbestos-cement products.
Authors:
Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonila ( 0000-0001-5307-7720 ) ; Swiatkowska, Beata
Abstract:
We have read the recently published article under an interesting title “Environmentally Related Diseases and the Possibility of Valuation ofTheir Social Costs” by I. Hajok et al. [1], the main objective of which was “to estimate the risks of the morbidity of the asbestos-related lung cancer in the general population of Poles as the result of increased exposure to asbestos fibers which occurs during the removal and disposal of asbestos-cement products in Poland.” Contrary to mesothelioma, considered to be a neoplasm specific to environmental exposure to asbestos [2–6], the risk of lung cancer is rarely a subject of analysis in the context of environmental exposure of residents. It is, among others, due to having no features of neoplasm that enable the indication of asbestos as a causative factor, as well as numerous competitive factors of the incidence of this neoplasm. According to the recommendations of the experts of WHO, in the case of this kind of neoplasm, the only practical approach is to use the population attributable fraction (PAF) [7, 8]. Therefore, the published article is even more noteworthy; its contents raise a number of questions and doubts concerning both substantive bases and methodological approach to the analysis.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
ScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:264568
Journal:
TheScientificWorldJournal
Issue Date:
22-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/605210
DOI:
10.1155/2015/264568
PubMed ID:
25874240
Additional Links:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2015/264568/
Type:
Other
Language:
en
ISSN:
1537-744X
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dc.contributor.authorSzeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonilaen
dc.contributor.authorSwiatkowska, Beataen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-14T08:01:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-14T08:01:36Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-22en
dc.identifier.citationScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:264568en
dc.identifier.issn1537-744Xen
dc.identifier.pmid25874240en
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2015/264568en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/605210en
dc.description.abstractWe have read the recently published article under an interesting title “Environmentally Related Diseases and the Possibility of Valuation ofTheir Social Costs” by I. Hajok et al. [1], the main objective of which was “to estimate the risks of the morbidity of the asbestos-related lung cancer in the general population of Poles as the result of increased exposure to asbestos fibers which occurs during the removal and disposal of asbestos-cement products in Poland.” Contrary to mesothelioma, considered to be a neoplasm specific to environmental exposure to asbestos [2–6], the risk of lung cancer is rarely a subject of analysis in the context of environmental exposure of residents. It is, among others, due to having no features of neoplasm that enable the indication of asbestos as a causative factor, as well as numerous competitive factors of the incidence of this neoplasm. According to the recommendations of the experts of WHO, in the case of this kind of neoplasm, the only practical approach is to use the population attributable fraction (PAF) [7, 8]. Therefore, the published article is even more noteworthy; its contents raise a number of questions and doubts concerning both substantive bases and methodological approach to the analysis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2015/264568/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to TheScientificWorldJournalen
dc.subjectAsbestos-related lung cancer casesen
dc.subjectAirborne asbestos concentrationsen
dc.subjectAsbestos-Cement Productsen
dc.subject.meshAsbestosen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLung Neoplasmsen
dc.subject.meshMesotheliomaen
dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposureen
dc.titleAn unjustified prognosis of the number of asbestos-related lung cancer cases caused by an increase in airborne asbestos concentrations as a result of removing of asbestos-cement products.en
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalTheScientificWorldJournalen

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