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Document ID (ISN)42952
CIS number 84-1969
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Riboli E., Bai E., Berrino F., Merisi A.
Title Mortality from lung cancer in an acetylene and phthalic anhydride plant - A case-referent study
Bibliographic information Dec. 1983, Vol.9, No.6, p.455-462. 21 ref.
Abstract A case-referent study was used to determine if exposure to carcinogens, including soot and phthalates, was a cause of excess deaths due to lung cancer in workers in an acetylene and phthalic anhydride plant. A local register of deaths was the source of 43 cases of males who had died from lung cancer between 1976 and 1979 and of a sample of referents who had died from other causes in the same period. Information for a complete occupational history and on smoking habits was collected in interviews with next of kin for each study subject. After control for age and smoking the risk of dying from lung cancer for subjects employed at the plant, relative to those never occupationally exposed, was 5.6. The risk for exposure to lung carcinogens in work environments other than the plant was 1.7. Occupational exposure to chemical carcinogens accounted for one-third of the total number of lung cancer deaths in the area during the study period.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; phthalates; soot; lung cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; comparative study; phthalic anhydride; acetylene
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)
Esters and salts