|Document ID (ISN)||108893|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ramroth H., Dietz A., Ahrens W., Becher H.
||Occupational wood dust exposure and the risk of laryngeal cancer: A population based case-control study in Germany
||Sep. 2008, Vol.51, No.9, p.648-655. 37 ref.
||To investigate the effect of exposure to wood dust on the risk of laryngeal cancer, a population-based case-control study was conducted in South-West Germany between 1998 and 2000 with 257 histologically-confirmed cases (236 men, 21 women) and 769 population-based controls (702 men, 67 women) matched by age and sex. Occupational exposures and other risk factors were obtained through interviews using a detailed questionnaire. A total of 43 cases (41 men, 2 women) and 107 controls (105 men, 2 women) reported wood dust exposure. A strong effect on laryngeal cancer risk after adjustment for smoking, alcohol and social status was observed for high exposure to hardwood dust (odds ratio OR 2.6) and to softwood dust (OR 2.2).
||wood dust; risk factors; laryngeal cancer; Germany
||subjective assessment; hardwoods; softwoods; social aspects; questionnaire survey; case-control study; statistical evaluation; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)