|Document ID (ISN)||103428|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Szymczak W., Szadkowska-Stańczyk I.
||Quantitative assessment of lung cancer risk in men employed in the pulp and paper industry in Poland
||2nd quarter 2004, Vol.17, No.2, p.263-272. Illus. 23 ref.
||To estimate the probability of death from lung cancer in the paper industry, a competing-risk prediction model was developed. The risk assessment was based on the data collected from a cohort of workers at a Polish paper plant. Using the model, it was possible to estimate an additional risk of lung cancer related to a specific period of occupational exposure, adjusted by age of entering the cohort. Thus in the group with first exposure at the age below 29, the risk changed from 2.25x10-7 during the first year of employment to 1.40x10-5 after 10 years, whereas in the group of workers with first exposure at the age of 50 years, the risk changed from 6.42x10-5 to 4.28x10-4. Using the risk model including elements of competing risk, it is possible to provide a more thorough characterization of the relationship between the exposure level and probability of death from lung cancer.
||Poland; occupational diseases; pulp and paper industry; lung cancer; hazard evaluation; mortality
||exposure evaluation; cohort study; mathematical models; job-exposure relation; long-term study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Paper and paper products industry