|Document ID (ISN)||111719|
|Convention or series no.
||Page E., Burr G., Brueck S.
||Evaluation of cancer among occupants of two office buildings
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Mar. 2009. vi, 19p. 36 ref.
||HETA_2008-0166-3079.pdf [in English]
||In 2007, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HHE) request from the management of NASA's John Glenn Research Center (NASA GRC in Cleveland, Ohio, regarding on-going employee and union concerns about a possible higher rate of cancer among current and former employees of two buildings, possibly due to potential exposure to jet fuel and de-icing compounds from the nearby airport, asbestos in the buildings, water damage in the buildings, and general indoor environmental quality. A number of investigations were carried out. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that there is no evidence that the cancers reported are associated with work in the buildings because the number and types of cancers do not appear unusual; the different types of cancers do not suggest a common exposure; no significant hazardous exposures were identified and evidence leads to non-occupational causes.
||USA; premises and workplaces; buildings; office work; cancer; labour inspection; risk factors
||asbestos; diesel oil; antifreezes; airports; public OSH institutions; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Cancer and carcinogens
Sick building syndrome