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Document ID (ISN)49933
CIS number 88-1203
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Walrath J., Decouflé P., Thomas T.L.
Title Mortality among workers in a shoe manufacturing company
Bibliographic information 1987, Vol.12, No.5, p.615-623. 37 ref.
Abstract A case-control analysis of patient files at a large cancer treatment facility indicated that several bladder cancer patients had worked at a large shoe manufacturing company in the state of New York, USA. A mortality study was initiated to determine whether there was an unusual cancer risk associated with employment in this facility. Because company records were not available, local newspaper obituaries were used to identify former company employees who died between 1960 and 1979. Proportionate mortality analyses were conducted by using 4,734 death certificates and the general U.S. population for comparison. There were no excess deaths from nasal cancer or bladder cancer, and mortality from leukaemia was slightly lower than expected. Increased relative frequencies of digestive cancers were seen among men and women. There were significant excesses of deaths from multiple myeloma among both men and women.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; neoplasms; shoe industry
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; USA; gastrointestinal cancer; myeloma; bladder tumour; nasal cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry