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Document ID (ISN)66377
CIS number 96-683
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sathiakumar N., Delzell E., Cole P., Brill I., Frisch J., Spivey G.
Title A case-control study of leukemia among petroleum workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 1995, Vol.37, No.11, p.1269-1277. 23 ref.
Abstract The relationship between leukaemia and the work histories of active and retired employees of a large petroleum company was investigated. The study included 69 leukaemia cases and 284 matched controls. Employment in production-related work in the oil and gas division was associated with myelogenous leukaemia and particularly with acute myelogenous leukaemia. The association with the acute form was strongest for subjects with longest duration (32+ years) of production-related work, and there was a consistent trend of increasing risk for increasing duration of employment. No clear association was found between leukaemia and work in the refining division.
Descriptors (primary) petroleum and natural gas industry; leukaemia
Descriptors (secondary) acute leukaemia; length of exposure; case-control study; myelogenous leukaemia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry