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Document ID (ISN)110066
CIS number 09-1039
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stampfer M.J.
Title Welding occupations and mortality from Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases among United States men, 1985-1999
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.6, No.5, p.267-272. 17 ref.
Abstract It has been hypothesized that occupational exposure to manganese fumes among welders could increase risk of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. The present study examines the mortality from neurodegenerative diseases among male welders in the United States from 1985 to 1999. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to calculate mortality odds ratios of death from Parkinson's disease or other neurodegenerative diseases among welders compared with men of other occupations. During the study period, 49,174 deaths were attributed to Parkinson's disease, 54,892 to Alzheimer's disease, and 19,018 to presenile dementia. However there was no evidence of increased odds of mortality from either of these diseases among welders as compared with men with other occupations.
Descriptors (primary) manganese and compounds; Parkinson's disease; metal fumes; welding and cutting; degenerative processes; neurological effects; welding fumes
Descriptors (secondary) USA; statistical evaluation; risk factors; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the nervous system
Welding and cutting