|Document ID (ISN)||45514|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbete och Hälsa 1985:16
||Gustavsson P., Hogstedt C., Holmberg B.
||Mortality and the incidence of cancer in rubber workers - Update of a cohort study
||Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland gummiindustriarbetare - Uppdatering av en kohortstudie [in Swedish]|
||Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 38p. 48 ref.
||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.
||rubber industry; lung cancer; bladder tumour; coronary diseases
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; epidemiologic study; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system