|Document ID (ISN)||108442|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Krstev S., Stewart P., Rusiecki J., Blair A.
||Mortality among shipyard Coast Guard workers: A retrospective cohort study
||Oct. 2007, Vol.64, No.10, p.651-658. 63 ref.
||The mortality causes of 4413 men and 289 women workers employed between 1950 and 1964 in a United States shipyard were determined. Subjects were followed until 2001 for vital status. Detailed shipyard and lifetime work histories found in the shipyard records and job descriptions were evaluated, enabling workers to be classified as having been likely to be exposed to potential hazardous substances. In addition, 20 job groups were created on the basis of their estimated exposure levels. Standardised mortality ratios were calculated based on the general population and adjusted for age, death period, sex and race. Findings are discussed. Employment in this shipyard revealed a small but significant excess mortality from all causes, lung cancer and mesothelioma, most of which is probably related to asbestos exposure.
||USA; risk factors; shipyards; mortality
||mesothelioma; dangerous substances; asbestos; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation; cohort study; long-term study; lung cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Shipbuliding and ship repair