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Document ID (ISN)73010
CIS number 99-825
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ji B.T., Silverman D.T., Dosemeci M., Dai Q., Gao Y.T., Blair A.
Title Occupation and pancreatic cancer risk in Shanghai, China
Bibliographic information Jan. 1999, Vol.35, No.1, p.76-81. 36 ref.
Abstract A population-based case-control study was conducted to examine occupational risks of pancreatic cancer in Shanghai, China. Among men, an increased risk of pancreatic cancer was associated with employment as an electrician, and a positive trend in risk with increasing duration of employment was apparent. Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) as measured by a job exposure matrix was also associated with an increased risk among electricians. Threefold risks were observed for men with the highest level of intensity and for those with the highest probability of EMF exposure, although women with heavy EMF exposure did not experience increased risk. Among men, elevated risks were also found for metal workers, toolmakers, plumbers, welders, glass manufacturers, potters, painters and construction workers. Among women, textile workers experienced an increased risk. Results suggest that occupations associated with exposures to metal and textile dusts or certain chemicals may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. The elevated risk among electricians may warrant further study to evaluate the possible role of EMF or other exposures. Topics: cancer; case-control study; China; electromagnetic fields; metals; occupation disease relation; sex-linked differences; textile industry; tumour of the pancreas; work on electrical equipment.
Descriptors (primary) China; cancer; tumour of the pancreas; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) metals; electromagnetic fields; work on electrical equipment; sex-linked differences; textile industry; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases