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Document ID (ISN)106464
CIS number 07-325
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iaia T.E., et al.
Title A cohort mortality study of leather tanners in Tuscany, Italy
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.49, p.452-459. 57 ref.
Abstract Work in leather tanning may involve exposure to a wide range of chemicals, including carcinogens or suspected carcinogens. This cohort study investigated the mortality of leather tanners in Tuscany, Italy. The cohort consisted of 4874 workers (4,150 men and 724 women) currently or previously employed in one of the 92 tanneries of the region. Men showed increases for cancer of the endocrine glands, blood diseases, mental disorders, violence and accidents. Mortality from myeloid leukaemia was increased in both men and women. The study confirms previous observations among tanners of increased mortality from lung, bladder and pancreatic cancer. Noteworthy are the increased mortality from myeloid leukaemia together with the new findings of an increased mortality from endocrine gland tumours, blood diseases, and psychiatric disorders which should however be considered with caution because of the small number of cases.
Descriptors (primary) Tuscany; tanning industry; cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) endocrine glands; Italy; bladder tumour; lung cancer; pancreatic diseases; violence; haemic and lymphatic diseases; myelogenous leukaemia; cohort study; sex-linked differences; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Violence and terrorism