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Document ID (ISN)47147
CIS number 86-1835
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Olsen J.H., Jensen O.M., Kampstrup O.
Title Influence of smoking habits and place of residence on the risk of lung cancer among workers in one rock-wool producing plant in Denmark
Bibliographic information 1986, Vol.12, suppl.1, p.48-52. 9 ref.
Abstract Cancer incidence was studied among 5,317 employees in a rock-wool production plant in Denmark. During the period 1943-1982 a marginally significant excess of 240 cancer cases was observed versus 211 cases expected. Among the subgroup of male workers an increasing risk with time since first employment was observed for cancer of the buccal cavity and pharynx, cancer of the respiratory system, and cancer of the bladder, of which only the excess of the former reached significance. The increased risk of lung cancer among male workers with 20 or more years since first employment could not be explained by deviations in local lung cancer incidence, place of residence among male rock-wool workers, or smoking habits prevailing among unskilled workers in the eastern part of Denmark. The number of cases, however, was too small to exclude the effect of chance in this single investigation.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; inorganic man-made fibres; hazard evaluation; mineral wool; lung cancer; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) Europe; IARC; bladder tumour; long-term study; oral cancer; epidemiologic study; pharyngeal cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Risk evaluation
Smoking