|Document ID (ISN)||102774|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Smailyte G., Kurtinaitis J., Andersen A.
||Mortality and cancer incidence among Lithuanian cement producing workers
||June 2004, Vol.61, No.6, p.529-534. 21 ref.
||2498 cement workers employed in the production units of a Lithuanian cement plant from 1956 to 2000 were followed up from January 1978 to December 2000. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were calculated based on mortality and incidence rates for the overall Lithuanian population. Among male workers, significantly increased SMRs were found for all malignant neoplasms (SMR 1.3) and for lung cancer (SMR 1.4). The SIR for all cancers was 1.2. Excess risk was found for lung cancer (SIR 1.5) and bladder cancer (SIR 1.8). Also, there were indications of an increasing risk of lung and stomach cancers as a function of cumulated exposure to cement dust. Among female workers, the overall cancer incidence was not increased (SIR 0.8). This study supports the hypothesis that exposure to cement dust may increase the lung and bladder cancer risk.
||airborne dust; cement industry; cancer; mortality; Lithuania
||bladder tumour; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; neoplasms; cohort study; sex-linked differences; frequency rates; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Lithuania; Norway|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Cement and concrete