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Document ID (ISN)47807
CIS number 87-532
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernardinelli I., De Marco R., Tinelli C.
Title Cancer mortality in an Italian rubber factory
Original title Cancer mortality in an Italian rubber factory [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1987, Vol.44, No.3, p.187-191. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract An attempt was made to identify any cancer hazards that might currently be affecting men employed in this type of work. A total of 4,917 male workers who first started working in a large rubber factory between 1962 and 1972 have been followed up until 31 January 1983. The number of deaths from all causes and from malignant neoplasms was determined and compared with the expected number of deaths. Mortality from all causes was 85% of that expected. A slight overall excess of deaths from cancer was found; this was due to the excess mortality in the 35-44 age group. A trend in mortality with duration of exposure was found for employees with 10yrs of follow-up or more. A high risk for some tumour sites emerged.
Descriptors (primary) rubber industry; Italy; hazard evaluation; cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) tyre manufacturing industry; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Rubber industry
Risk evaluation