|Document ID (ISN)||109296|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Pierl C.B., Gebel M., Gross I., Becker D., Johnen G., Rihs H.P., Donhuijsen K., Lepentsiotis V., Meier M., Schulze J., Brüning T.
||Occupational risks for adenocarcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in the German wood industry
||Mar. 2008, Vol.65, No.3, p.191-196. 26 ref.
||To examine the risk of wood dust and chemical exposures for adenocarcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses (ADCN) among German woodworkers, a case-control study with 86 male ADCN cases and 204 controls was conducted in the German woodworking industries. Cumulative and average wood-dust exposure was quantified with a job-exposure matrix based on wood-dust measurements at recent and historical workplaces. Probabilities of exposure to wood preservatives, stains, varnishes, and formaldehyde were semi-quantitatively rated. ADCN occurred relatively more frequently among wood workers that had worked as cabinet makers or joiners than as saw millers. Average exposure to inhalable wood dust ≥5mg/m3 was associated with a high risk (OR 48.47) compared to levels below 3.5mg/m3. Exposure between 3.5 and 5mg/m3 was also found to pose a risk (OR 10.54). Exposure to pigment stains before 1970 was associated with an increased risk. No significant associations were estimated for wood preservatives, varnishes, and formaldehyde.
||carcinogens; Germany; woodworking industry; respirable dust; risk factors; nasal cancer
||pigments; case-control study; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Lumber and the woodworking industry