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Document ID (ISN)43834
CIS number 85-750
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wilcosky T.C., Checkoway H., Marshall E.G., Tyroler H.A.
Title Cancer mortality and solvent exposures in the rubber industry
Bibliographic information Dec. 1984, Vol.45, No.12, p.809-811. 18 ref.
Abstract A case control analysis of a 6678 member cohort compared the solvent exposure histories of a 20% age-stratified random sample of the cohort with those of cohort members who died during 1964-1973 from various types of cancer (stomach, respiratory system, prostate, lymphosarcoma, lymphatic leukaemia). Of these only lymphosarcoma and lymphatic leukaemia showed significant positive associations with any of the potential solvent exposures. Lymphatic leukaemia was strongly related to carbon tetrachloride and carbon disulfide. Benzene was not significantly associated with any of the cancers.
Descriptors (primary) rubber industry; carbon tetrachloride; neoplasms; mortality; organic solvents; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) lymphatic leukaemia; USA; benzene; epidemiologic study; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; prostatic cancer; lymphosarcoma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Rubber industry