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Document ID (ISN)112320
CIS number 12-0136
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chan C., Hughes T.S., Muldoon S., Aldrich T., Rice C., Hornung R., Brion G., Tollerud D.J.
Title Mortality patterns among Paducah gaseous diffusion plant workers
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.52, No.7, p.725-732. 26 ref.
Internet access Mortality_patterns_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; ionizing radiation; uranium and compounds; mortality; armaments industry
Descriptors (secondary) cancer; haemic and lymphatic diseases; exposure evaluation; long-term study; healthy worker effect; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Ionizing radiation