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Document ID (ISN)42476
CIS number 84-1422
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) ThÚriault G., Tremblay C., Gingras S.
Title Bladder cancer in aluminum smelter workers
Bibliographic information School of Occupational Health, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada, 1983. 76p.
Abstract Epidemiologic study of the hospital records of 85 cases of bladder cancer and 255 controls matched for work location, date of birth, date of hire and number of years worked in an aluminium smelter. The period covered was 1970 to 1979. S÷derberg process potroom workers were found to be the most at risk (2.39 standardised overall mortality ratio). Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (released from electrodes) seems to be the factor responsible. Cigarette smoking contributed significantly to the appearance of bladder cancer in the population studied.
Descriptors (primary) aluminium industry; Canada; bladder tumour; mortality; aromatic hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) report; epidemiologic study; smoking
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Smelting and refining operations
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Aromatic hydrocarbons