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Document ID (ISN)72967
CIS number 99-911
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Järup L., Bellander T., Hogstedt C., Spång G.
Title Mortality and cancer incidence in Swedish battery workers exposed to cadmium and nickel
Bibliographic information Nov. 1998, Vol.55, No.11, p.755-759. 24 ref.
Abstract In a long-term study of battery workers exposed to nickel hydroxide and cadmium oxide, there was an increased overall risk for lung cancer. No exposure-response relation was observed between cumulative exposure and risk of lung cancer. There was a highly significant risk of cancer of the nose and nasal sinuses, which may have been caused by exposure to nickel or cadmium or a combination of both exposures. Topics: battery and dry cell manufacture; cadmium; cancer; nickel; cohort study; latency; length of exposure; lung cancer; morbidity; mortality; nasal cancer.
Descriptors (primary) nickel; mortality; cadmium; battery and dry cell manufacture; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) nasal cancer; latency; length of exposure; lung cancer; cohort study; morbidity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Nickel and compounds
Cadmium and compounds