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Document ID (ISN)103905
CIS number 05-83
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Veyalkin I.V., Milyutin A.A.
Title Proportionate cancer mortality among workers in the Belarussian tanning industry
Bibliographic information Dec. 2003, Vol.44, No.6, p.637-642. 33 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated proportionate cancer mortality among workers employed in a tanning plant in Minsk, Belarus. The study involved 768 workers who were employed for at least six months, who were hired after January 1, 1953 and who died before December 31, 2000. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) were calculated using the population of Minsk as reference. Among women employed in the tannery, there was a significant excess of pancreatic cancer (eight deaths, 2.56 expected, PMR=3.13). Six of the eight pancreatic cancer deaths occurred among women occupied in dyeing-stuffing workshops (1.64 expected, PMR=3.67), all among workers hired between 1962 and 1984 (1.06 expected, PMR=6.54). Among women, there were also suggested increases of corpus and cervix uteri cancers, melanoma and kidney cancers. For men, insignificant increases in PMR of oral cavity-pharynx and pancreatic cancers were observed.
Descriptors (primary) Belarus; mortality; tanning industry; risk factors; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) melanoma; renal cancer; pharyngeal cancer; frequency rates; uterine cancer; sex-linked differences; tumour of the pancreas
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelarus
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry