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Document ID (ISN)70070
CIS number 97-1949
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Svensson B.G., et al.
Title Mortality and cancer incidence among Swedish fishermen with a high dietary intake of persistent organochlorine compounds
Bibliographic information Apr. 1995, Vol.21, No.2, p.106-115. 64 ref.
Abstract Two cohorts of Swedish fishermen were established to determine mortality and cancer incidence with different dietary intakes of persistent organochlorine compounds. The incidence of stomach and squamous cell skin cancers and mortality from multiple myelomas among Swedish east coast fishermen were elevated when compared with the general population of the region and with the west coast cohort, while that of colon cancer was lower. It is proposed that east coast fishermen, who are heavy consumers of fatty fish contaminated with organochlorine compounds, have an increased risk of developing stomach and skin cancer, though at the same time they have a decrease in mortality from ischaemic heart disease.
Descriptors (primary) coronary diseases; Sweden; chlorinated organic compounds; national variables; diet; gastrointestinal cancer; fishing; myeloma
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Cardiovascular diseases
Fishing
Nutrition
Gastrointestinal diseases