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Document ID (ISN)100155
CIS number 02-1252
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Band P.R., Le N.D., Fang R., Astrakianakis G., Bert J., Keefe A., Krewski D.
Title Cohort cancer incidence among pulp and paper mill workers in British Columbia
Bibliographic information Apr. 2001, Vol.27, No.2, p.113-119. 33 ref.
Internet access 02-1252.pdf [in English]
Abstract In a cohort of male pulp and paper workers in British Columbia (Canada), 1756 cancer cases were observed in the period 1950-1992. The results of the analysis suggest that long-term work in the pulp and paper industry is associated with excess risks of prostate and stomach cancers and all leukaemias for work in workers engaged in both the kraft and the sulfite processes, and of rectal cancer for work in the sulfite process only.
Descriptors (primary) rectal cancer; leukaemia; British Columbia; pulp and paper industry; prostatic cancer; sulfites; gastrointestinal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; cohort study; morbidity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Paper and paper products industry
Diseases of the reproductive system
Leukaemia
Gastrointestinal diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds