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Document ID (ISN)105601
CIS number 06-1103
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beall C., Bender T.J., Cheng H., Herrick R., Kahn A., Matthews R., Sathiakumar N., Schymura M., Stewart J., Delzell E.
Title Mortality among semiconductor and storage device-manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.47, No.10, p.996-1014. 45 ref.
Abstract Mortality among 126,836 workers at two semiconductor facilities and one storage device facility was evaluated between 1965 and 1999. Cause-specific mortality rates were compared with general population rates. Employees had lower-than-expected mortality overall (6579 observed deaths, standardized mortality ratio (SMR)=65), for all cancers combined (2159 observed, SMR=78) and for other major diseases. However, central nervous system cancer was associated with maintenance personnel at one of the semiconductor facilities (10 observed, SMR=247). Prostate cancer was associated with facilities and laboratories at the storage device facility (18 observed, SMR=198). Further evaluation of workplace exposures or independent investigations of similar occupational groups may clarify the interpretation of associations observed in this study.
Descriptors (primary) semiconductor devices; electronics industry; cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) USA; occupation disease relation; cohort study; prostatic cancer; diseases of central nervous system
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment