|Document ID (ISN)||59431|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Andjelkovich D.A., Mathew R.M., Richardson R.B., Levine R.J.
||Mortality of iron foundry workers: I. Overall findings
||June 1990, Vol.32, No.6, p.529-540. Illus. 68 ref.
||Report on a retrospective cohort mortality study of 8,147 men and 627 women employed in a Michigan (US) iron foundry for at least six months during 1950-1979. During the 35-year observation period, more than 1,700 deaths occurred among the workers observed. Significantly high Standardised Mortality Ratios (SMRs) occurred among non-white workers for lung cancer (SMR 132) and ischaemic heart disease (SMR 126). These high SMRs, as well as other, non-significant, increases in morality (for other diseases in non-whites, for all such increases in whites) may be attributed to smoking habits. A lack of a trend with length of employment suggests that lung cancer mortality may not be associated with exposure to the foundry environment. For Part II of this study, see CIS 93-160.
||smoking; iron and steel industry; foundries; mortality
||coronary diseases; long-term study; lung cancer; USA
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Iron and steel industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations