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Document ID (ISN)105840
CIS number 06-1396
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cullen M.R., Checkoway H., Eisen E.A., Kelsey K., Rice C., Wegman D.H., Whitehead L.
Title Cancer risk among wafer fabrication workers in the semiconductor industry
Bibliographic information Scientific advisory committee, 181 Metro Drive, Suite 450, San Jose, CA 95110, USA, Oct. 2001. 5p.
Internet access http://svtc.igc.org/hu_health/sac_recom.pdf [in English]
Abstract Executive summary of a literature survey aimed at evaluating possible cancer risk among wafer fabrication workers in the semiconductor industry. It concludes that there is no affirmative evidence to support the contention that workplace exposures to chemicals or other hazards in wafer fabrication, now or historically, measurably increase the risk for cancer in general, or for any particular form or type of cancer. However, it also concludes that there is insufficient evidence to state that exposures to chemicals and other hazards in wafer fabrication have not or could not result in measurably increased risk of one or more cancer types. Further specific epidemiological studies are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) semiconductor devices; toxic substances; health hazards; electronics industry; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; clean rooms; epidemiological aspects; carcinogens
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment