|Document ID (ISN)||107655|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Li W., Ray R.M., Gao D.L., Fitzgibbons E.D., Seixas N.S., Camp J.E., Wernli K.J., Astrakianakis G., Feng Z., Thomas D.B., Checkoway H.
||Occupational risk factors for pancreatic cancer among female textile workers in Shanghai, China
||Dec. 2006, Vol.63, No.12, p.788-793. 38 ref.
||The objective of this study was to investigate whether occupational exposures to dusts and chemicals in the textile industry are associated with risk of pancreatic cancer. A case-control study nested in a cohort of 267,400 female textile workers in Shanghai, China, was conducted among 180 incident pancreatic cancer cases and an age-stratified randomly-selected comparison subcohort of 3188 women. A complete occupational history of work in the textile industry was obtained for each woman and was linked to a job exposure matrix to estimate cumulative exposures to specific dusts, chemicals and endotoxins. After adjusting for smoking status, a, trend of decreasing risk of pancreatic cancer was observed for increasing cumulative exposures to cotton dust and endotoxin with a lag of 20 years. There was little evidence that exposures to other textile dusts and chemicals were associated with risk of pancreatic cancer.
||China; tumour of the pancreas; organic dust; textile industry; risk factors; women; chemical products
||airborne dust; cotton; bacterial toxins; job-exposure relation; case-control study; cohort study; long-term study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; China; USA|
||Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology