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Document ID (ISN)33436
CIS number 80-850
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thomas T.L., Decoufle P., Moure-Eraso R.
Title Mortality among workers employed in petroleum refining and petrochemical plants.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1980, Vol.22, No.2, p.97-103. 18 ref.
Abstract The cause-specific mortality experience in 1947-1977 of 3105 members of Texas union locals was studied. Proportionate mortality ratios for cancers of the liver and biliary passages, pancreas, lung, and skin, were elevated, although risks did not increase with length of membership. The frequency of stomach cancer, brain cancer, leukaemia and multiple myeloma was increased in white males with >10y membership.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; neoplasms; petrochemical industry; petroleum refining
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; biliary tract diseases; myeloma; brain cancer; epidemiologic study; tumour of the pancreas; skin cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; liver cancer; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Petrochemical industry
Chemical industry