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Document ID (ISN)52973
CIS number 89-1875
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seniori C.A., Paci E., Miligi L., Buiatti E., Martelli C., Lenzi S.
Title Cancer mortality among workers in the Tuscan tanning industry
Bibliographic information June 1989, Vol.46, No.6, p.384-388. 26 ref.
Abstract The mortality of 2926 male workers at the tanneries in the "leather area" of Tuscany was examined from 1950 to 1983 comparing it with the national mortality. Cancer mortality was of particular concern because of the many chemicals known to be definite or suspected carcinogens used in the tanning cycle, in particular chromate pigments, benzidine based dyes, formaldehyde, and organic solvents. There was no excess of deaths for cancers of all sites but there were slight increases in deaths from cancers of the lung, kidney and pancreas and from leukaemias. Two cases of soft tissue sarcomas were observed (0.09 expected).
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; neoplasms; tanning industry; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; Tuscany; dyes; comparative study; organic solvents; epidemiologic study; benzidine; pigments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry