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Document ID (ISN)100180
CIS number 02-1325
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tomenson J.A., Bonner S.M., Edwards J.C., Pemberton M.A., Cummings T.F., Paddle G.M.
Title Study of two cohorts of workers exposed to methyl methacrylate in acrylic sheet production
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.810-817. 16 ref.
Abstract A study among workers at two British plants to investigate patterns of mortality (in particular, mortality from colon and rectal cancer) after exposure to methyl methacrylate (MMA). The mean duration of exposure was 7.6 years at a mean exposure of 13.2ppm, although exposures in some work groups were as high as 100ppm. The study provided no clear evidence that employment at the factories or exposure to MMA had adversely affected the mortality of workers.
Descriptors (primary) methacrylates; plastics industry; cancer; methyl methacrylate
Descriptors (secondary) rectal cancer; United Kingdom; cohort study; exposure evaluation; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Acrylates
Plastics industry