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Document ID (ISN)75735
CIS number 00-1608
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grimsrud T.K., Langseth H., Engeland A., Andersen A.
Title Lung and bladder cancer in a Norwegian municipality with iron and steel producing industry: Population based case-control studies
Bibliographic information June 1998, Vol.55, No.6, p.387-392. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract To investigate the influence of occupation on lung and bladder cancer among men in a Norwegian municipality where an iron and steel plant constitutes the major industry, a population-based case-control study was performed based on lung and bladder cancer cases. Information on occupations and smoking habits was collected through interviews and from personnel files. An odds ratio for lung cancer of 2.9 was associated with exposure to PAHs. Increased risk of lung cancer was associated with work experience in the pig iron department at the ironworks. A non-significant OR of 1.8 was associated with exposure to asbestos. Bladder cancer was not associated with exposure to PAHs at the iron, steel and coke plant, or with experience at any of the production departments at the plant. One fifth of the lung cancer cases were attributed to exposure to PAHs or asbestos. More than 80% of the cases of lung cancer were attributed to tobacco smoking. The cancer risk in the pig iron department may have been due to a combination of exposures to PAH, asbestos and dust of mixed composition.
Descriptors (primary) bladder tumour; iron and steel industry; foundries; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; aromatic hydrocarbons; asbestos; smoking; frequency rates; respirable dust; polycyclic hydrocarbons; case-control study; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Iron and steel industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)