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ID (ISN) del documento57696
Número CIS 92-544
ISSN - Título de la serie 0140-6736 - Lancet
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Manz A., Berger J., Dwyer J.H., Flesch-Janys D., Nagel S., Waltsgott H.
Título Cancer mortality among workers in chemical plant contaminated with dioxin
Información bibliográfica 19 Oct. 1991, Vol.338, No.8773, p.959-964. 30 ref.
Resumen Report of a follow-up study of 1,583 workers employed in a chemical plant in Germany producing herbicides where they might be exposed to processes using tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD). Production of TCDD was reduced from 1954 after an outbreak of chloracne. Cancer mortality was found to be increased among men with 20 or more years of employment, and among men who began employment before 1955. Only 7% of cohort women worked in the high exposure locations in the plant and no increased risk of cancer mortality was observed, although breast cancer mortality was raised. Results support the hypothesis that TCDD is a human carcinogen.
Descriptores (primarios) industria química; Alemania (República Federal de); tumores; mortalidad; tetraclorodibenzodioxina
Descriptores (secundarios) substancias cancerígenas; valoración de la exposición; valoración estadística; observación de larga duración; encuesta epidemiológica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAlemania; Estados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Heterocyclic compounds
Chemical industry