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Document ID (ISN)72942
CIS number 99-930
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Du C.L., Wang J.D.
Title Increased morbidity odds ratio of primary liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver among vinyl chloride monomer workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1998, Vol.55, No.8, p.528-532. 37 ref.
Abstract Based on a search of hospital computer files on labour insurance, occurrence of disease was investigated in 2224 workers with occupational exposure to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). There was a significantly increased risk of admission to hospital for primary liver cancer, cirrhosis of the liver and other chronic diseases among these workers. Ten out of 11 cases of hepatoma were carriers of the hepatitis B virus. Alternative agents of primary liver cancer were largely ruled out, suggesting that the combination of hepatitis B and VCM exposure may lead to primary liver cancer. Topics: vinyl chloride; chemical industry; cirrhosis; epidemiologic study; infectious hepatitis; liver cancer; morbidity.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; vinyl chloride; liver cancer; cirrhosis; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Chemical industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases