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Document ID (ISN)104685
CIS number 06-148
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Steenland K., Stayner L., Deddens J.
Title Mortality analyses in a cohort of 18,235 ethylene oxide exposed workers: Follow up extended from 1987 to 1998
Bibliographic information Jan. 2004, Vol.61, No.1, p.2-7. 21 ref.
Abstract This cohort mortality study involved 18,235 men and women exposed to ethylene oxide. There were 2852 deaths between 1987 and 1998, compared with 1177 in an earlier follow-up in 1997. There was little evidence of any excess cancer mortality for the cohort as a whole, with the exception of bone cancer based on small numbers. Positive exposure-response trends for lymphoid tumours were found for males only. Reasons for the sex specificity of this effect are not known. There was also some evidence of a positive exposure-response for breast cancer mortality.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; cancer; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) USA; bone diseases; lymphoma; dose-response relationship; cohort study; long-term study; sex-linked differences; breast cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Ethers
Ethylene oxide