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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 678598, 10 pages
Research Article

Increased Standardised Incidence Ratio of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Taiwanese Asbestos Workers: A 29-Year Retrospective Cohort Study

1Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
2Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan, Miaoli County 35053, Taiwan
3Departments of Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan 70403, Taiwan
4Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 10002, Taiwan
5Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10020, Taiwan

Received 12 July 2014; Accepted 19 October 2014

Academic Editor: Shih-Bin Su

Copyright © 2015 Cheng-Kuan Lin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Based on literature review of seven studies, airborne asbestos concentrations measured during late 1980s to early 2000s were shown in Supplementary Table 1.

Chang et al (2002) reported the number of workers and numbers of different types of factories in 1987 and 2000 in Taiwan, as shown in Supplementary Table 2.

  1. Supplementary Tables