|Document ID (ISN)||68011|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Callas P.W., Pastides H., Hosmer D.W., Sterling T.D., Weinkam J.J.
||Lung cancer mortality among workers in formaldehyde industries
||Aug. 1996, Vol.38, No.8, p.747-750. 28 ref.
||Data from a National Cancer Institute (USA) study of workers exposed to formaldehyde are reanalyzed and discrepancies between this and earlier analyses are discussed. Despite different types of analysis and data management choices, most studies conducted using this dataset have found a similar pattern of results: a small, usually nonsignificant, elevated risk of lung cancer for some subsets of workers exposed to formaldehyde, but no clear dose-response relationship across cumulative exposure categories. A response by earlier researchers agrees with this conclusion and emphasizes the dubious role of confidence intervals and significance testing in scientific decision making.
||lung cancer; formaldehyde
||epidemiologic study; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)