Asbestos Exposure: 1999 Surveillance Report
Read the summary highlights in the WoRLD Surveillance report. This report discussed work-related lung disease associated with exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens. Summary of Previous WoRLD Surveillance Reports
WoRLD Surveillance Report, 1999
The 1999 report is similar in content and organization to the 1994 WoRLD Surveillance Report.
It is structured into three sections with 13 sub-sections which summarize mortality and morbidity data and other information, such as occupational exposures, for each type of pneumoconiosis and all pneumoconioses, malignant neoplasms of the pleura, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, occupational asthma, and other lung conditions.
Major additions were sub-sections for pulmonary tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mortality data published in the 1994 and 1996 World Surveillance Reports are updated through 1996. The 1994 report contains major additions, including previously unreported data, such as that from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Reports of occupational asthma and silicosis from the Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) Program are updated through 1995; updated summaries from the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) are provided for 1991-1996.
Courtesy of the CDC.
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