|Document ID (ISN)||110107|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Birk T., Mundt K.A., Guldner K., Parsons W., Luippold R.S.
||Mortality in the German porcelain industry 1985-2005: First results of an epidemiological cohort study
||Mar. 2009, Vol.51, No.3, p.373-385. Illus. 37 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate mortality among German porcelain production workers potentially exposed to crystalline silica. Participants were the 17,644 workers during 1985-1987, who were followed until 2005. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated for various causes. Women (SMR 0.85), but not men, demonstrated a healthy worker effect. Mortality was increased from silicosis (SMR 7.20) liver (SMR 1.99) and pancreatic (SMR 1.71) cancers among men, and diabetes among women (SMR 1.74). However, associations reported in previous studies between crystalline silica exposure and lung cancer, renal cancer and non-malignant renal diseases were not found.
||Germany; silica; pottery industry; epidemiology; risk factors; mortality
||healthy worker effect; diabetes mellitus; pancreatic diseases; sex-linked differences; liver cancer; cohort study; long-term study; silicosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Glass, pottery and related materials