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Document ID (ISN)45514
CIS number 86-455
ISBN(s) 91-7464-259-6
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Arbete och Hälsa 1985:16
Author(s) Gustavsson P., Hogstedt C., Holmberg B.
Title Mortality and the incidence of cancer in rubber workers - Update of a cohort study
Original title Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland gummiindustriarbetare - Uppdatering av en kohortstudie [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 38p. 48 ref.
Abstract A retrospective cohort study of 12,212 rubber workers was updated and reanalysed. Increased mortality due to ischaemic heart disease and an increased incidence of lung cancer was observed in the period >40 years after initial employment. The risk of ischaemic heart disease was positively correlated with the duration of exposure. There was a non-significant increase of mortality due to obstructive lung disease. An increased frequency of bladder cancer was observed in individuals working in the mixing and weighting department, exposed for at least 5 years and employed before 1951. The results of mutagenicity investigations and these epidemiological findings indicate that a further reduction in exposure is warranted.
Descriptors (primary) rubber industry; lung cancer; bladder tumour; coronary diseases
Descriptors (secondary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; epidemiologic study; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Rubber industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Cardiovascular diseases