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Document ID (ISN)47113
CIS number 86-1960
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hours M., Bertholon J., Esteve J., Cardis E., Freyssinet C.L., Quelin P., Fabry J.
Title Mortality experience in a polyamide-polyester factory
Bibliographic information Oct. 1986, Vol.12, No.5, p.455-460. 20 ref.
Abstract Results of a mortality study carried out in a polyamide-polyester factory in France. A retrospective cohort design was chosen to evaluate the effect of exposure to phthalates, nickel catalysts, and other chemicals in the work environment. Only a slight excess of cancer, marginally related to exposure category yet not significantly related to length of exposure, was found. The cohort, however, was young but stable, and a continued follow-up is therefore both feasible and justifiable, since it is likely to yield important information about the potential hazards associated with the target polymer industry.
Descriptors (primary) synthetic fibre industry; nickel and compounds; France; neoplasms; polyesters; phthalates; mortality; polyamides
Descriptors (secondary) frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Phthalates
Esters and salts
Nickel and compounds