|Document ID (ISN)||106920|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Mortality and cancer incidence in a Swedish art glassworks - An updated cohort study
||Nov. 2004, Vol.77, No.8, p.599-603. 9 ref.
||http://www.springerlink.com/content/9mkkh1tacee6qf23/fulltext.pdf [in English]
||Mortality and cancer incidence in a Swedish art glassworks was studied in a cohort of 1229 workers employed between 1964 and 1997. The observed number of cases was compared with expected numbers based on national rates for mortality and cancer incidence. Statistically-significant risks were found for colon and rectum cancer among men (standardized incidence ratio (SIR) 1.92, 14 cases) and for cancer in the liver and bile ducts among refinement workers (SIR 3.96, two male and two female cases). Most of the causes of death associated with an elevated standardized mortality ratio (SMR) in the 1985 cohort resulted in lower SMRs in this updated cohort, possibly as a result of preventive actions taken at the glassworks. On the other hand, the risk for cancers in the digestive system seems to remain, perhaps due to past asbestos exposure or to the inhalation or ingestion of larger particles in the ambient air.
||mortality; glass industry; cancer
||rectal cancer; Sweden; biliary tract diseases; asbestos; gastrointestinal cancer; frequency rates; cohort study; long-term study; risk factors; sex-linked differences; liver cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Glass, pottery and related materials