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Document ID (ISN)70165
CIS number 97-1988
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hertzman C., et al.
Title Mortality and cancer incidence among sawmill workers exposed to chlorophenate wood preservatives
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.87, No.1, p.71-79. 39 ref.
Abstract A cohort study was conducted of 26,487 workers employed for at least one year between 1950 and 1985 in 11 chlorophenate-using and 3 non-using sawmills in Canada. Exposure was assessed by reconstructing industrial histories for each mill. Probabilistic record linkage to Canadian mortality and cancer registries found 4710 deaths between 1950 and 1990, and 1547 incident cases of cancer between 1969 and 1989. None of the cancers of interest had elevated mortality related to chlorophenate exposure. However non-Hodgkin's lymphoma incidence (n = 65) increased with increasing chlorophenate exposure hours. The results support the case for careful handling of chlorophenate at work.
Descriptors (primary) wood preservatives; lymphoma; Hodgkin's disease; sawmilling industry; mortality; cancer; chlorophenols; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; Canada
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols
Woodworking industry