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Document ID (ISN)49931
CIS number 88-1209
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dubrow R., Gute D.M.
Title Cause-specific mortality among Rhode Island jewelry workers
Bibliographic information 1987, Vol.12, No.5, p.579-593. 46 ref.
Abstract Death certificates for Rhode Island (USA) jewellery manufacturing workers from 1968 to 1978 were examined. Elevated ratios among males were observed for nonmalignant kidney diseases, liver cancer, drug dependence and accidental poisoning. Among females, the elevated ratios occurred with stomach cancer, peptic ulcer, skin diseases and drug dependence. Possible reasons for the elevated ratios are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) jewellery manufacture; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) USA; drug dependence; renal diseases; skin diseases; sex-linked differences; gastrointestinal cancer; organic solvents; liver cancer; statistics; peptic ulcer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials
Alcohol and drug abuse