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Document ID (ISN)100809
CIS number 02-1667
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liu Y.H., Du C.L., Lin C.T., Chan C.C., Chen C.J., Wang J.D.
Title Increased morbidity from nasopharyngeal carcinoma and chronic pharyngitis or sinusitis among workers at a newspaper printing company
Bibliographic information Jan. 2002, Vol.59, No.1, p.18-22. 30 ref.
Abstract To determine the association between printing work and nasopharyngeal carcinoma as well as other diseases, demographic and hospital admission data were obtained for all workers at a newspaper who had worked since its establishment in 1950. Of the 1564 workers identified, 579 were admitted to hospital at least once. Of these, five out of 144 printing workers were diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma compared with none of the 435 non-printing workers. The morbidity odds ratios (OR) among printing workers was 57.0 for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, 28.0 for benign skin tumours and 29.4 for chronic pharyngitis or sinusitis. In conclusion, printing work is associated with an increased risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, benign skin tumours, chronic pharyngitis or sinusitis, chronic liver diseases and mechanical injuries.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; sinusitis; risk factors; morbidity; pharyngitis; nasal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) benign tumours; Taiwan (China); injuries; diagnosis; hepatic diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)