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Document ID (ISN)72460
CIS number 99-567
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Axtell C.D., Ward E.M., McCabe G.P., Schulte P.A., Stern F.B., Glickman L.T.
Title Underlying and multiple cause mortality in a cohort of workers exposed to aromatic amines
Bibliographic information Nov. 1998, Vol.34, No.5, p.506-511. 20 ref.
Abstract In a follow-up study at a synthetic dye plant that manufactured beta-naphthylamine from 1940 to 1979, underlying and nonunderlying causes of death were analyzed to end 1992 using data from the National Death Index. There were three bladder cancer deaths listed as underlying cause (standardized mortality ratio (SMR) 2.4) and a total of eight bladder cancers listed anywhere on the death certificates (SMR 5.6). Mortality from all causes was significantly higher than expected. The elevated bladder cancer risk in this cohort was detected by the multiple cause, but not the underlying cause, analysis. Elevated mortality from other causes of death, especially among short-term workers, may be related to regional and lifestyle factors. Topics: aromatic amines; bladder tumour; cohort study; dyestuff industry; long-term study; mortality.
Descriptors (primary) aromatic amines; dyestuff industry; bladder tumour; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Aromatic amines
Chemical industry