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Document ID (ISN)110116
CIS number 09-1047
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Swaen G.M.H., Burns C., Teta J.M., Bodner K., Keenan D., Bodnar C.M.
Title Mortality study update of ethylene oxide workers in chemical manufacturing: A 15 year update
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.51, No.6, p.714-723. 24 ref.
Abstract To investigate the long-term mortality patterns of workers with past exposure to ethylene oxide (EO), a cohort of 2063 men employed between 1940 and 1988 in EO production were observed for mortality through 2003. Cause specific standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated. Internal analyses were made by applying Cox proportional hazards models to the data. No indications were found for excess cancer risks from EO exposures, including the lymphohaematopoietic malignancies. There were 11 leukaemia deaths and 11.8 expected, and 12 non-Hodgkin lymphoma deaths and 11.5 expected.
Descriptors (primary) male workers; USA; risk factors; ethylene oxide; long-term exposure; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; lymphoma; long-term study; cohort study; cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Netherlands; USA
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Ethers
Ethylene oxide