|Document ID (ISN)||69288|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kross B.C., et al.
||Proportionate mortality study of golf course superintendents
||May 1996, Vol.29, No.5, p.501-506. 43 ref.
||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.
||smoking; pesticides; sports facilities; cancer; respiratory diseases
||USA; lymphoma; mortality; diseases of nervous system; epidemiologic study; emphysema; lung cancer; prostatic cancer; heart diseases; brain cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Other industries and occupations
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Entertainment services and sports