|Document ID (ISN)||55877|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Heyer N., Weiss N.S., Demers P., Rosenstock L.
||Cohort mortality study of Seattle fire fighters: 1945-1983
||1990, Vol.17, No.4, p.493-504. Illus. Bibl.
||Fire fighters are known to be occupationally exposed to many toxic substances. However, the limited number of previous studies has not demonstrated any consistent excess mortality from diseases of a priori concern, such as lung cancer, non-malignant respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease. The authors studied 2,289 Seattle fire fighters from 1945 through 1983, and observed 383 deaths. Excess mortality from leukaemia and multiple myeloma was observed among fire fighters with 30 years or more fire combat duty. Lung cancer mortality was elevated among fire fighters 65 years old or older. A trend of increasing risk with increasing exposure (30 years and more) was observed for diseases of the circulatory system. For this cause of death, fire fighters with 30 years or more fire combat duty had a relative risk of 1.84 compared to those with less than 15 years of fire combat duty.
||fire fighting; leukaemia; mortality; cardiovascular diseases; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; myeloma
||USA; toxic substances; age; neoplasms; long-term exposure; length of exposure; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)