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Document ID (ISN)69288
CIS number 97-837
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kross B.C., et al.
Title Proportionate mortality study of golf course superintendents
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.29, No.5, p.501-506. 43 ref.
Abstract A mortality study was carried out among 686 golf course superintendents who died between 1970 and 1992. These workers were exposed to a variety of hazards including pesticides. Results showed a significant excess mortality from smoking-related diseases, including arteriosclerotic heart disease and respiratory diseases such as lung cancer and emphysema. There were also increased levels of brain cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer of the large intestine, prostrate cancer and diseases of the nervous and sensory systems. Preventive strategies such as smoking cessation programmes and precautions for the reduction of pesticide exposure are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; pesticides; sports facilities; cancer; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USA; lymphoma; mortality; diseases of nervous system; epidemiologic study; emphysema; lung cancer; prostatic cancer; heart diseases; brain cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Entertainment services and sports
Agricultural chemicals
Smoking