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Document ID (ISN)68585
CIS number 97-508
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chow W.H., Ji B.T., Dosemeci M., McLaughlin J.K., Gao Y.T., Fraumeni J.F
Title Biliary tract cancers among textile and other workers in Shanghai, China
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.30, No.1, p.36-40. 28 ref.
Abstract Using occupational data for more than 500 patients with cancers of the biliary tract (CBT) diagnosed between 1980 and 1984 in Shanghai, China, and employment information from the 1982 census for the Shanghai population, the associations between CBT and occupational categories were examined by standardized incidence ratios. Compared to the general population, risk was increased by nearly 40% among textile workers, consistent with other investigations linking CBT to textile work. Increased risk was also observed among waiters and waitresses, male sanitation personnel and a category including plumbers, welders and sheet-metal workers. Although causal inferences cannot be firmly drawn, the findings add to the limited evidence linking CBT to occupational exposures, especially in the textile industry.
Descriptors (primary) biliary tract diseases; textile industry; carcinogenic effects; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) China; waiters, waitresses and bartenders; chemical products; case-control study; welding and cutting; sheet-metal working; plumbing; frequency rates; sanitation services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases