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Document ID (ISN)76321
CIS number 01-427
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) J÷ckel K.H., Pohlabeln H., Bolm-Audorff U., BrŘske-Hohlfeld I., Wichmann H.E.
Title Lung cancer risk of workers in shoe manufacture and repair
Bibliographic information June 2000, Vol.37, No.6, p.575-580. 20 ref.
Abstract A total of 4,184 people with primary lung cancer and 4,253 controls, matched for sex, age and region of residence were interviewed in Germany with respect to their occupational and smoking history. Individuals who had worked in shoe manufacturing or repair for at least half a year were identified. Based on 76 cases and 42 controls having worked in shoe manufacture or repair, a significant risk was noted (Odds Ratio (OR)=1.89). After adjustment for smoking, this risk was lowered to 1.69. The smoking-adjusted OR among men was 1.50 and 2.91 among women. Regression modelling showed a positive dose-effect relationship between duration of exposure in shoe manufacture and repair and lung cancer risk. The OR for 30 years of exposure varied between 1.98 and 2.24. The study shows an increased lung cancer risk for shoemakers and workers in shoe manufacturing, doubling after being 30 years in these occupations.
Descriptors (primary) lung cancer; shoemakers; shoe industry; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; asbestos; smoking; dose-response relationship; case-control study; length of exposure; glass fibre
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Risk evaluation