|Document ID (ISN)||55828|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tsai S.P., Cowles S.R., Tackett D.L., Barclay M.T., Ross C.E.
||Morbidity prevalence study of workers with potential exposure to epichlorohydrin
||June 1990, Vol.47, No.6, p.392-399. 8 ref.
||This study examined the morbidity experience from 1981 to 1988 of two cohorts (Shell and Enterline) of workers who had potential exposure to epichlorohydrin (ECH). For both cohorts, the standardised morbidity ratios (SMRs) for all causes and all neoplasms were similar to an internal comparison group. There were no increases in heart disease morbidity for either of the cohorts. Morbidity from skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders, however, was found to be significantly increased in the Shell cohort. A review of the original morbidity reports for each case suggested that factors unrelated to exposure to ECH may be of greater importance than exposure to ECH.
||chemical industry; health hazards; epichlorohydrin; morbidity
||skin diseases; heart diseases; comparative study; long-term study; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)