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Document ID (ISN)108512
CIS number 08-1071
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kang D., Davis L.K., Hunt P., Kriebel D.
Title Cancer incidence among male Massachusetts firefighters, 1987-2003
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.51, No.5, p.329-335. 49 ref.
Abstract Firefighters are known to be exposed to recognized or probable carcinogens. Previous studies have found elevated risks of several types of cancers in firefighters. Standardized morbidity odds ratio (SMORs) were used to evaluate the cancer risk in white, male firefighters compared to police and all other occupations in the Massachusetts Cancer Registry from 1986 to 2003. Control cancers were those not associated with firefighters in previous studies. Risks were moderately elevated among firefighters for colon cancer (SMOR=1.36) and brain cancer (SMOR=1.90). Weaker evidence of increased risk was observed for bladder cancer, kidney cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma. These findings are compatible with previous reports.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; male workers; risk factors; Massachusetts; cancer; USA
Descriptors (secondary) lymphoma; brain cancer; renal cancer; frequency rates; gastrointestinal cancer; case-control study; statistical evaluation; bladder tumour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fires