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Document ID (ISN)31979
CIS number 79-1427
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) ThÚriault G., Goulet L.
Title A mortality study of oil refinery workers.
Bibliographic information May 1979, Vol.21, No.5, p.367-370. 11 ref.
Abstract This study comprised 1,205 men employed for more than 5 years since 1928. The standard mortality ratio was lower than expected for all causes of death. There was a statistically higher incidence of brain cancer among young people who died less than 20 years after start of employment. Cancer of the digestive system was suspected of being associated with work in oil refineries. The lung cancer death rate was low.
Descriptors (primary) petroleum products; neoplasms; petroleum refining; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; survey; gastrointestinal cancer
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry