|Document ID (ISN)||112320|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chan C., Hughes T.S., Muldoon S., Aldrich T., Rice C., Hornung R., Brion G., Tollerud D.J.
||Mortality patterns among Paducah gaseous diffusion plant workers
||July 2010, Vol.52, No.7, p.725-732. 26 ref.
||Mortality_patterns_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
||The objective of this study was to determine whether workers of a uranium diffusion plant in the United States had mortality patterns that differed from the general population and to investigate whether mortality patterns were associated with job title or workplace exposures. A retrospective occupational cohort mortality study was conducted on 6759 workers. Standardized mortality ratio analyses compared the cohort with the referent United States population. Internal comparisons producing standardized rate ratios were conducted by job title, metal exposure, and cumulative internal and external radiation exposures. Overall mortality and cancer rates were lower than the referent population, reflecting a strong healthy worker effect. Individual not significant standardized mortality ratios and standardized rate ratios were noted for cancers of the lymphatic and haematopoietic tissue.
||USA; ionizing radiation; uranium and compounds; mortality; armaments industry
||cancer; haemic and lymphatic diseases; exposure evaluation; long-term study; healthy worker effect; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Cancer and carcinogens