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Document ID (ISN)46184
CIS number 86-1071
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Merler E., Baldasseroni A., Laria R., Faravelli P., Agostini R., Pisa R., Berrino F.
Title On the causal association between exposure to leather dust and nasal cancer: further evidence from a case-control study
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.43, No.2, p.91-95. 14 ref.
Abstract A case-control study of 21 cases of nasal cancer in Northern Italy (in a region where shoemaking is a traditional industry) and 39 controls showed an overall odds ratio for subjects exposed to leather dust of 47.1 for men, and 3.5 for women. The odds ratio was higher for adenocarcinoma and among workers exposed to the worst working conditions. There was also a significant dose-effect relationship.
Descriptors (primary) leather; shoe industry; respirable dust; nasal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; neoplasms; dose-response relationship
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)