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Document ID (ISN)34062
CIS number 80-1371
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gottlieb M.S.
Title Lung cancer and the petroleum industry in Louisiana.
Bibliographic information June 1980, Vol.22, No.6, p.384-388. 8 ref.
Abstract In this case-control study, death certificates for 1960-1975 of men employed in petroleum mining and refining were analysed. 200 men were employed in the petroleum industry, 125 in mining and 75 in refining. Welders, operators, boilermakers, painters, and oilfield workers had the greatest risks. Oil-field miners born outside Louisiana had a higher risk than native miners. The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a measure of cigarette smoking was also examined. The use of death certificates for screening appears a valid means of detecting occupational associations with lung cancer.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; petroleum and natural gas industry; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Louisiana; comparative study; petroleum refining; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)