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Document ID (ISN)37918
CIS number 82-1103
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Griffith G.W., Doerken H., Rehpenning W., Pegum J.S., Milham S.
Title Lung cancer in butchers
Bibliographic information 13 Feb. 1982, Vol.1, No.8268, p.399, 2 ref.; 6 Mar. 1982, No.8271, p.561, 2 ref.; 20 Mar. 1982, No.8273, p.690. 1 ref.
Abstract Attention is drawn, in these 4 letters, to excess mortality from lung cancer found for butchers and meat processing workers in the U.K. as early as 1951, an excess of cancers of the respiratory tract in butchers compared with bakers in West Germany, an excess occurrence of viral warts in U.K. butchers, and a finding of no excess mortality due to lung cancer in a sample of butchers and meatcutters in the U.S.A.
Descriptors (primary) morbidity; meat industry; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; warts; virus diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Food industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)