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Document ID (ISN)52180
CIS number 89-1299
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chen J.L., Fayerweather W.E., Pell S.
Title Mortality study of workers exposed to dimethylformamide and/or acrylonitrile
Bibliographic information Oct. 1988, Vol.30, No.10, p.819-821. 3 ref.
Abstract Workers exposed to dimethylformamide (DMF) and/or acrylonitrile (ACN) were observed from 1950 through 1982 for mortality. The wage-roll workers exposed to DMF showed significant excess in total deaths attributable mainly to ischemic heart disease and external causes when compared with rates from E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. However, there were no significant excesses in mortality when expected numbers were based on US or local statistics. No dose-response relationship were observed between DMF or ACN exposure and mortality. The significant excesses in mortality among employees exposed to DMF and/or ACN could be due to statistical chance or life-style factors.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; acrylonitrile; cardiovascular diseases; mortality; synergism; dimethylformamide
Descriptors (secondary) USA; epidemiologic study; ischaemia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Cyano compounds
Chemical industry