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Document ID (ISN)46185
CIS number 86-1072
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marrett L.D., Hartge P., Meigs J.W.
Title Bladder cancer and occupational exposure to leather
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.43, No.2, p.96-100. 17 ref.
Abstract A case-control study of 2982 cases of bladder cancer and 5782 controls in the USA showed an odds ratio of 1.4 (95% confidence limits: 1.0, 1.9) after adjustment for sex, age and cigarette smoking. The risk was highest among those first employed in a job involving exposure to leather before 1945. No dose-response relationship was found. Those employed in "dusty" leather jobs had a slightly higher risk of bladder cancer than those with other types of exposure to leather.
Descriptors (primary) leather; leather and fur industries; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) USA; neoplasms; dose-response relationship; respirable dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system