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Document ID (ISN)106920
CIS number 07-823
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wingren G.
Title Mortality and cancer incidence in a Swedish art glassworks - An updated cohort study
Bibliographic information Nov. 2004, Vol.77, No.8, p.599-603. 9 ref.
Internet access http://www.springerlink.com/content/9mkkh1tacee6qf23/fulltext.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; glass industry; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) rectal cancer; Sweden; biliary tract diseases; asbestos; gastrointestinal cancer; frequency rates; cohort study; long-term study; risk factors; sex-linked differences; liver cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials