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Document ID (ISN)60071
CIS number 93-865
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roscoe R.J., Steenland K., McCammon C.S., Schober S.E., Robinson C.F., Halperin W.E., Fingerhut M.A.
Title Colon and stomach cancer mortality among automotive wood model makers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1992, Vol.34, No.8, p.759-768 (editorial: p.769-770). 38 + 4 ref.
Abstract To explore the excess risks for colon and other cancers among automotive wood model makers, a retrospective cohort mortality study was conducted, with follow-up from 1940 through 1984. White male wood model makers (n=2,294) employed at any time until 1980 by US automobile manufacturers were studied. Using US mortality rates for comparison, elevated standardised mortality ratios of 1.2 (95% confidence interval (CI), 0.8-1.9) for colon cancer and 1.6 (95% CI, 0.9-2.6) for stomach cancer were found. Nested case-control studies were also conducted for 20 colon and 17 stomach cancer cases and 543 age-matched controls. No trend was found of increased risk for colon or stomach cancer mortality with increased exposure to wood dust or to duration employed in wood model making. A two-page editorial on the same subject follows the article.
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; wood products; mortality; neoplasms; motor vehicle industry; carcinogenic effects; gastrointestinal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Gastrointestinal diseases