|Document ID (ISN)||49950|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Malker H.S.R., Gemne G.
||A register-epidemiology study on cancer among Swedish printing industry workers
||Mar.-Apr. 1987, Vol.42, No.2, p.73-82. Illus. 63 ref.
||The Swedish Cancer Environment Registry, a population-based Cancer Registry, has been supplemented with 1960 census data on occupation and industry. This information system was used to generate hypotheses on occupational high-cancer-risk groups and to discuss some methodological problems connected with register epidemiology. By successive exclusion of parts of the original population of printing industry workers with excess risks of lung and cervical cancer, it was possible to consider similarities and differences between subgroups. The excess risk of cervical cancer disappeared when gainfully employed persons and blue-collar workers were used as controls. After the exclusion procedure there was an excess risk of lung cancer among typographers and lithographers in printing enterprises, especially in some birth-cohorts, due possibly to the working environment.
||Sweden; lung cancer; brain cancer; printing industry
||D - Periodical articles
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the nervous system
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)