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Document ID (ISN)67364
CIS number 96-1337
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Satin K.P., Wong O., Yuan L.A., Bailey W.J., Newton K.L., Wen C.P., Swencicki R.E.
Title A 50-year mortality follow-up study of a large cohort of oil refinery workers in Texas
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.38, No.5, p.492-506. 43 ref.
Abstract In a mortality study of 17,844 individuals who had worked at a Texas oil refinery between 1937 and 1987, 6799 deaths were identified. The cohort showed a generally more favourable mortality experience than that of the general population; mortality deficits were observed for all causes of death combined, all heart diseases combined, nonmalignant respiratory disease and external causes. Mortality excesses were found for bone cancer, acute lymphocytic leukaemia, and benign/unspecified neoplasms. However, none of these diseases demonstrated an exposure-response relationship with length of employment. Analyses by sex, race, length of employment and pay status were also performed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; Texas; petroleum refining; cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; long-term study; case-control study; bone diseases
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) Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry