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Document ID (ISN)66517
CIS number 96-867
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Selenskas S., Teta M.J., Vitale J.N.
Title Pancreatic cancer among workers processing synthetic resins
Bibliographic information Sep. 1995, Vol.28, No.3, p.385-398. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract An excess of pancreatic cancer identified at a plastics facility in New Jersey, USA was investigated. Workplace exposures were compared for 28 male pancreatic cancer cases and 140 controls. Workers assigned to a work area that processed vinyl resins and polyethylene were at increased risk. Men assigned more than 16 years to this department had a significantly increased risk; no excess was seen with shorter duration assignments. Average latency was 32 years. It is likely that the pancreatic cancer is associated with prolonged exposure to the products of vinyl processing.
Descriptors (primary) polyethylene; USA; plastics industry; tumour of the pancreas; vinyl polymers
Descriptors (secondary) polyvinyl chloride; latency; plasticizers; long-term exposure; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Endocrine diseases
Plastics industry