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Document ID (ISN)58791
CIS number 92-1564
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schnatter A.R., ThÚriault G., Karz A.M., Thompson F.S., Donaleski D., Murray N.
Title A retrospective mortality study within operating segments of a petroleum company
Bibliographic information Aug. 1992, Vol.22, No.2, p.209-229. Illus. Bibl.ref. Appendix.
Abstract This retrospective mortality study was conducted among 34,597 oil industry workers in diverse operating segments. Employees were traced through Statistics Canada, and overall mortality (SMR = 0.85) was lower than general population rates and similar to other petrochemical cohorts. The most notable finding was a significant excess of malignant melanoma which concentrated among upstream workers and was directly related to employment duration and latency. Marketing/transportation workers showed a non-significant excess of multiple myeloma (SMR = 1.81), which was also related to employment duration, latency, and commencement of employment before 1950. Lymphatic cancer, skin cancer, and kidney cancer mortality was not elevated in refinery workers, a finding at odds with some previous refinery worker studies.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; exposure evaluation; neoplasms; petroleum refining; petroleum and natural gas industry
Descriptors (secondary) melanoma; Canada; ultraviolet radiation; petroleum hydrocarbons; lymphoma; length of exposure; renal cancer; skin cancer; motor fuel; epidemiologic study; women; myeloma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry