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Document ID (ISN)64388
CIS number 95-1060
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Unit
Title Mortality study of workers employed at a factory manufacturing 2,4,5-trichlorophenol
Bibliographic information HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1994. 26p. 12 ref.
Abstract A study was made of the mortality of 673 male workers employed at a factory manufacturing 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (2,4,5-TCP) between 1965 and 1976. The study population included workers employed at the time of a runaway reaction which resulted in the release of 2,4,5-TCP contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD). No overall excess of cancers was found. While there were indications of possible increased mortality from cancers of the stomach and lung, there was no clear evidence of causation. Tables show major causes of mortality for the total population and for workers employed before, during and after the time of the runaway reaction.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; trichlorophenol; cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) latency; lung cancer; exposure evaluation; chloracne; gastrointestinal cancer
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohols
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Heterocyclic compounds