|Document ID (ISN)||109924|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||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.
||Lung cancer mortality and iron oxide exposure in a French steel-producing factory
||Mar. 2009, Vol.66, No.3, p.175-181. 32 ref.
||09-0817.pdf [in English]
||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.
||iron oxide; France; steelworks; lung cancer; mortality
||oil mist; bladder tumour; cohort study; determination in air; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; risk factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France; Luxembourg|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Iron and steel industry
Iron and compounds