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Document ID (ISN)105730
CIS number 06-1114
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2144-8
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McElvenny D.M., Darnton A.J., Hodgson J.T., Clarke S.D., Elliott R.C., Osman J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Cancer among current and former workers at National Semiconductor (UK), Ltd., Greenock: Results of an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. x, 91p. Illus. 21 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/nsukrept.pdf [in English]
Abstract The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) responded in late 1998 to developing concerns about cancer among current and former workers at a semiconductor plant in the United Kingdom. The aim of this investigation was to determine the cancer incidence and mortality of current and former workers at the plant. The mortality analyses included 4388 workers and the average length of follow up was 12.5 years. All-cause mortality for women was slightly below expected levels, while mortality for men was substantially below expected levels. Total cancer incidences were close to expected levels for men and for women. Four specific cancers were higher than expected, but based on a very small number of cases (lung cancer, stomach cancer and breast cancer among women, and brain tumours among men). These findings will require further investigation.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; electronics industry; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; brain cancer; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; frequency rates; cohort study; long-term study; risk factors; sex-linked differences; breast cancer
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment