|Document ID (ISN)||106470|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mortality of workers employed in shoe manufacturing: An update
||2006, Vol.49, p.535-546. 60 ref.
||This study investigated the mortality of a cohort 7828 workers employed one month or more between 1940 and 1979 at one of two shoe manufacturing plants where a 1982 study revealed increased lung cancer mortality. Vital status was ascertained through December 31, 1999. An excess of lung cancer deaths persisted with additional years of follow-up (standardized mortality ratio SMR=1.36). There was no indication of a positive trend between lung cancer risk and duration of employment. Mortality from leukaemia was not significantly elevated in the updated analysis. It is concluded that there is a possible association between lung cancer mortality and exposure to chronic, low-levels of toluene.
||toluene; shoe industry; lung cancer; mortality
||leukaemia; USA; long-term exposure; cohort study; long-term study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Leather, fur and footwear
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Footwear, leather and fur industry