|Document ID (ISN)||105840|
|Convention or series no.
||Cullen M.R., Checkoway H., Eisen E.A., Kelsey K., Rice C., Wegman D.H., Whitehead L.
||Cancer risk among wafer fabrication workers in the semiconductor industry
||Scientific advisory committee, 181 Metro Drive, Suite 450, San Jose, CA 95110, USA, Oct. 2001. 5p.
||http://svtc.igc.org/hu_health/sac_recom.pdf [in English]
||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.
||semiconductor devices; toxic substances; health hazards; electronics industry; cancer
||literature survey; clean rooms; epidemiological aspects; carcinogens
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment