|Document ID (ISN)||72942|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Du C.L., Wang J.D.
||Increased morbidity odds ratio of primary liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver among vinyl chloride monomer workers
||Aug. 1998, Vol.55, No.8, p.528-532. 37 ref.
||99-930.pdf [in English]
||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.
||chemical industry; vinyl chloride; liver cancer; cirrhosis; morbidity
||epidemiologic study; infectious hepatitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)