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Document ID (ISN)106470
CIS number 07-326
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Mortality of workers employed in shoe manufacturing: An update
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.49, p.535-546. 60 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) toluene; shoe industry; lung cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; USA; long-term exposure; cohort study; long-term study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Footwear, leather and fur industry