|Document ID (ISN)||104685|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Steenland K., Stayner L., Deddens J.
||Mortality analyses in a cohort of 18,235 ethylene oxide exposed workers: Follow up extended from 1987 to 1998
||Jan. 2004, Vol.61, No.1, p.2-7. 21 ref.
||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.
||mortality; cancer; ethylene oxide
||USA; bone diseases; lymphoma; dose-response relationship; cohort study; long-term study; sex-linked differences; breast cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology