|Document ID (ISN)||56273|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Marsh G.M., Enterline P.E., McCraw D.
||Mortality patterns among petroleum refinery and chemical plant workers
||1991, Vol.19, No.1, p.29-42. Illus. 67 ref.
||A historical cohort study was conducted to evaluate the mortality experience of 6,831 employees of the Shell Oil Company, Deer Park, Texas, petroleum refinery and chemical plant with emphasis on cancer mortality. Subjects were all workers with potential plant exposure who were employed for at least 3 months during 1948-72. Vital status was determined as of 12/31/83 for 98% of the cohort and death certificates were obtained for 95.4% of 1,180 observed deaths. An analysis of specific cancer sites revealed patterns of increased risk suggestive of a possible relationship between occupational exposures in the refinery and lympho-reticulosarcoma. Patterns of increased risk were also observed among chemical plant workers for a category of lymphopoietic tissue cancers. Some very limited evidence of a possible workplace association was also found among refinery workers for leukaemia and cancers of the central nervous system and biliary passages/liver. No evidence was found of an increased risk for cancer of the respiratory system or stomach or for malignant melanoma.
||chemical industry; mortality; neoplasms; petroleum refining; occupation disease relation
||leukaemia; USA; lymphosarcoma; epidemiologic study; lymphatic diseases; brain cancer; liver cancer; myeloma
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Petroleum and natural gas industry