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Document ID (ISN)45253
CIS number 86-138
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pippard E.C., Acheson E.D.
Title The mortality of boot and shoe makers, with special reference to cancer
Bibliographic information Aug. 1985, Vol.11, No.4, p.249-255. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract This study covers 5017 men known to have been employed in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry in 3 towns in the United Kingdom in 1939. At the end of 1982, 68.4% were known to be dead. The anticipated excess of nasal cancer was found. Excess mortality from leukaemia and rectal cancer was also found. Some supporting evidence for a risk of rectal cancer in this industry was found in the literature.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; United Kingdom; mortality; shoe industry; organic solvents; chlorophenols; leather goods industry; adhesives
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; rectal cancer; epidemiologic study; nasal cancer; leukaemia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols