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Document ID (ISN)55828
CIS number 91-905
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tsai S.P., Cowles S.R., Tackett D.L., Barclay M.T., Ross C.E.
Title Morbidity prevalence study of workers with potential exposure to epichlorohydrin
Bibliographic information June 1990, Vol.47, No.6, p.392-399. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; health hazards; epichlorohydrin; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) skin diseases; heart diseases; comparative study; long-term study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Ethers
Ethylene oxide