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Document ID (ISN)112288
CIS number 12-0116
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bhatti P., Newcomer L., Onstad L., Teschke K., Camp J., Morgan M., Vaughan T.L.
Title Wood dust exposure and risk of lung cancer
Bibliographic information Aug. 2011, Vol.68, No.8, p.599-604. 38 ref.
Internet access Wood_dust_exposure_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract This study investigated whether a history of wood dust exposure through occupational and hobby-related activities was associated with increased lung cancer risk. It was conducted in the form of a population-based case-control study, with 440 cases and 845 age-matched controls. Using detailed work and personal histories, quantitative estimates of cumulative exposure to wood dust (thought to be primarily from softwood) were calculated for each participant. Using unconditional logistic regression adjusted for age and smoking status, risk of lung cancer was examined in relation to employment in wood-related occupations, working with wood as a hobby, as well as cumulative wood dust exposure that took into account both occupational and hobby-related sources. While an increased risk of lung cancer associated with working in a sawmill (odds ratio 5.1) was observed, there was no evidence of increased risks with other occupations, working with wood as a hobby or with estimated cumulative exposure to wood dust. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) respirable dust; wood dust; lung cancer; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; case-control study; statistical evaluation; job-exposure relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Woodworking industry