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Document ID (ISN)44967
CIS number 85-1946
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fingerhut M.A., Halperin W.E., Honchar P.A., Smith A.B., Groth D.H., Russell W.O.
Title An evaluation of reports of dioxin exposure and soft tissue sarcoma pathology among chemical workers in the United States
Bibliographic information Oct. 1984, Vol.10, No.5, p.299-303. 17 ref.
Abstract A review of employment records and tissue specimens of 7 workers reported previously as having been exposed to dioxin and having soft tissue sarcomas, confirms that 4 workers were employed from 2 to 19 years in the production of 2,4,5-T or trichlorophenol, products usually contaminated with dioxin. 2 of these workers had confirmed soft tissue sarcomas. 3 workers from another company involved in the production of 2,4,5-T had also confirmed soft tissue sarcomas; their records did not show specific assignments to the 2,4,5-T process area, but one individual worked for 10 days in the production of pentachlorophenol. The epidemiological aspects of the study are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; neoplasms; dioxins; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) USA; case study; trichlorophenol; trichlorophenoxyacetic acid; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; pentachlorophenol
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Heterocyclic compounds
Chemical industry