|Document ID (ISN)||66517|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Selenskas S., Teta M.J., Vitale J.N.
||Pancreatic cancer among workers processing synthetic resins
||Sep. 1995, Vol.28, No.3, p.385-398. Illus. 41 ref.
||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.
||polyethylene; USA; plastics industry; tumour of the pancreas; vinyl polymers
||polyvinyl chloride; latency; plasticizers; long-term exposure; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)