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Document ID (ISN)108893
CIS number 08-1309
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ramroth H., Dietz A., Ahrens W., Becher H.
Title Occupational wood dust exposure and the risk of laryngeal cancer: A population based case-control study in Germany
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.51, No.9, p.648-655. 37 ref.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; risk factors; laryngeal cancer; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; hardwoods; softwoods; social aspects; questionnaire survey; case-control study; statistical evaluation; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)