|Document ID (ISN)||104123|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kvam B.M.N., Romundstad P.R., Boffetta P., Andersen A.
||Cancer in the Norwegian printing industry
||Feb. 2005, Vol.31, No.1, p.36-43. 62 ref.
||The aim of this study was to investigate cancer risk among Norwegian workers in the printing industry, particularly lung and bladder cancer. Cancer incidence was investigated from 1953 through 1998 in a cohort of 10,549 male members of a trade union in the printing industry in Oslo and surrounding regions. Smoking data from a sample of the cohort were used for evaluating the risk of smoking-related cancers. Among the skilled workers, significantly elevated risks of cancer of the urinary bladder (standardized incidence ratio (SIR) 1.47), liver (SIR 1.92), pancreas (SIR 1.46) and colon (SIR 1.27) were observed, whereas an increased risk of lung cancer in this group was confined to those born before 1910. Among the unskilled workers, there were significantly increased risks of cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, larynx, lung, and all sites. However, no specific agent could be identified as an occupational carcinogen. The results did not support the hypothesis of a generally increased risk of lung cancer. The risk pattern for unskilled workers may reflect confounding by non-occupational factors.
||printing industry; cancer; lung cancer; Norway
||oesophageal carcinoma; laryngeal cancer; bladder tumour; frequency rates; oral cancer; liver cancer; hazard evaluation; tumour of the pancreas
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France; Norway|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)