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Document ID (ISN)107655
CIS number 08-77
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) 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.
Title Occupational risk factors for pancreatic cancer among female textile workers in Shanghai, China
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.63, No.12, p.788-793. 38 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) China; tumour of the pancreas; organic dust; textile industry; risk factors; women; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; cotton; bacterial toxins; job-exposure relation; case-control study; cohort study; long-term study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; China; USA
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases