|Document ID (ISN)||59852|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Eriksson M., Hardell L., Malker H., Weiner J.
||Malignant lymphoproliferative diseases in occupations with potential exposure to phenoxyacetic acids or dioxins - A register-based study
||Sep. 1992, Vol.22, No.3, p.305-312. 23 ref.
||The Swedish Cancer Environment Register (CER) is a linkage of census data (e.g. on occupations) with the Swedish Cancer Register. It has been used in different studies to generate hypotheses on occupational risk factors for malignant tumours. This study investigates the risk for malignant lymphoma and multiple myeloma in occupations with potential exposure to phenoxyacetic acids or other related substances. An increased standardised incidence ratio (SIR) of 1.3 for multiple myeloma was verified in farmers (335 cases). For malignant lymphoma, an increased SIR of 1.2 was found in farmers (227 cases). Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma studied separately showed an increased risk (SIR=1.2) in carpenters only (149 cases), whereas Hodgkin's disease had an increased SIR of 2.1 in sawmill workers (10 cases). Physicians also had an elevated risk for malignant lymphoma. A major shortcoming in register studies such as CER is that no individual exposure data on different agents are available. The lack of an association between an occupation and a specific malignant disease may not, therefore, be taken as evidence that persons within that occupation are not at an increased risk for that disease.
||phenoxyacetic acids; dioxins; lymphoma; Hodgkin's disease; sawmilling industry; occupation disease relation; myeloma; exposure evaluation; agriculture; morbidity
||Sweden; toxic substances; neoplasms; registers of occupational diseases; risk factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Lumber and the woodworking industry