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Document ID (ISN)109924
CIS number 09-817
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bourgkard E., Wild P., Courcot B., Diss M., Ettlinger J., Goutet P., Hémon D., Marquis N., Mur J.M., Rigal C., Rohn-Janssens M.P., Moulin J.J.
Title Lung cancer mortality and iron oxide exposure in a French steel-producing factory
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.66, No.3, p.175-181. 32 ref.
Abstract A total of 16,742 men and 959 women ever employed for at least one year in a French steel mill between 1959 and 1997 were followed up for mortality from 1968 to 1998. Occupational exposures were assessed by a factory-specific job-exposure matrix validated with atmospheric measurements. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were computed using local death rates (external references). Poisson regressions were used to estimate the relative risks (RRs) for occupational exposures (internal references), adjusted on potential confounding factors. Among men, mortality was lower than expected for lung cancer compared to the local population (SMR 0.89) and higher than expected compared to the French population (SMR 1.30). A significant bladder cancer excess was observed among workers exposed to oil mist (RR 2.44). Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) iron oxide; France; steelworks; lung cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) oil mist; bladder tumour; cohort study; determination in air; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; Luxembourg
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Iron and steel industry
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances