|Document ID (ISN)||62299|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rotimi C., Austin H., Delzell E., Day C., Macaluso M., Honda Y.
||Retrospective follow-up study of foundry and engine plant workers
||Oct. 1993, Vol.24, No.4, p.485-498. Illus. 38 ref
||A retrospective follow-up study of 21,013 workers employed at a foundry and two engine manufacturing plants was conducted to determine if these workers had an unusual mortality experience. A total of 2,235 deaths occurred during the follow-up period of 1970-1987. Mortality from all causes was lower than expected. Men experienced a 6-13% excess of lung cancer deaths, depending on the choice of the comparison group. The data displayed evidence of a positive trend between lung cancer mortality and increasing duration of employment (p=0.008). White men experienced a statistically significant excess of deaths from stomach cancer (SMR=158; 95% CI=101-234). Black men had increased mortality from pancreatic cancer, especially among engine plant workers (SMR=303; CI=121-624), and an excess of prostate cancer, concentrated among foundry workers (SMR=234; CI=112-430).
||race-linked differences; occupational pathology; foundries; cancer; motor vehicle industry; mortality
||USA; occupational diseases; lung cancer; long-term study; prostatic cancer; cohort study; gastrointestinal cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations