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Document ID (ISN)109296
CIS number 09-324
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Pesch B.
Author(s) Pierl C.B., Gebel M., Gross I., Becker D., Johnen G., Rihs H.P., Donhuijsen K., Lepentsiotis V., Meier M., Schulze J., Brüning T.
Title Occupational risks for adenocarcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in the German wood industry
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.65, No.3, p.191-196. 26 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; Germany; woodworking industry; respirable dust; risk factors; nasal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) pigments; case-control study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry