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Document ID (ISN)47558
CIS number 87-191
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Norell S., Ahlbom A., Olin R., Erwald R., Jacobson G., Lindberg-Navier I., Wiechel K.L.
Title Occupational factors and pancreatic cancer
Bibliographic information Nov. 1986, Vol.43, No.11, p.775-778. 12 ref.
Abstract A retrospective cohort study of pancreatic cancer victims in Sweden revealed a significant association between work in petrol stations and pancreatic cancer, and associations (not necessarily significant at the 90% confidence level) between the incidence of the disease and certain occupations (petroleum refineries, paint and varnish factories, floor polishing and window cleaning). A case-control study of the same disease revealed a significant relationship between its occurrence and exposure to paint thinners, detergents and floor cleaning agents and refuse.
Descriptors (primary) tumour of the pancreas; neoplasms; chemical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) paints and varnishes; refuse collection; epidemiologic study; paint thinners; fuelling; Sweden
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases