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Document ID (ISN)75103
CIS number 00-1028
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Boice J.D., Marano D.E., Fryzek J.P., Sadler C.J., McLaughlin J.K.
Title Mortality among aircraft manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 1999, Vol.56, No.9, p.581-597. 29 ref.
Abstract To evaluate the risk of cancer and other diseases among workers engaged in aircraft manufacturing potentially exposed to compounds containing chromate, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE) and mixed solvents, a retrospective cohort mortality study was conducted. The standardized mortality ratios for 40 causes of death categories were computed for the total cohort and for subgroups defined by sex, race, position in the factory, work duration, year of first employment, latency and broad occupational group. Factory job titles were classified as to likely use of chemicals, and internal Poisson regression analyses were used to compute mortality risk ratios for categories of years of exposure to chromate, TCE, PCE and mixed solvents, with unexposed factory workers serving as referents. The results from this large-scale cohort study of workers followed up for over 3 decades provide no clear evidence that occupational exposures at the aircraft manufacturing factory resulted in increases in the risk of death from cancer or other diseases.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; aircraft industry; chromates; solvents
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; trichloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene; frequency rates; cancer; cohort study; long-term study; lymphoma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry
Inorganic substances