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Document ID (ISN)100151
CIS number 02-1317
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Collins J.J., Esmen N.A., Hall T.A.
Title A review and meta-analysis of formaldehyde exposure and pancreatic cancer
Bibliographic information Mar. 2001, Vol.39, No.3, p.336-345. Illus. 70 ref.
Abstract A meta-analysis of the literature concerning 14 epidemiological studies of workers exposed to formaldehyde has revealed a small increase of pancreatic cancer risk in embalmers, pathologists and anatomists. There may, however, be a diagnostic bias or occupational exposures other than formaldehyde in the mentioned professions. No increased risk was found among industrial workers, even in those with higher formaldehyde exposures than in the medical professions mentioned above.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; cancer; tumour of the pancreas
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; embalming; epidemiologic study; health services; comparative analysis; biological hazards; industries; exposure; autopsy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Endocrine diseases