|Document ID (ISN)||75103|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Boice J.D., Marano D.E., Fryzek J.P., Sadler C.J., McLaughlin J.K.
||Mortality among aircraft manufacturing workers
||Sep. 1999, Vol.56, No.9, p.581-597. 29 ref.
||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.
||mortality; aircraft industry; chromates; solvents
||occupational diseases; trichloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene; frequency rates; cancer; cohort study; long-term study; lymphoma
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry