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Document ID (ISN)73371
CIS number 99-1180
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cocco P., Ward M.H., Dosemeci M.
Title Occupational risk factors for cancer of the gastric cardia
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, Vol.40, No.10, p.855-861. 17 ref.
Abstract The risk of gastric cardia cancer was evaluated by occupation and industry using death certificate data for 24 US states. Among white men, occupations with elevated risk included financial managers, janitors and cleaners, production inspectors and truck drivers. Industries with elevated risk included pulp and paper mills, newspaper publishing and printing, industrial and miscellaneous chemicals, water supply and irrigation. A consistent pattern of risk increase by level and probability of exposure was observed only for sulfuric acid mists. A significant increase in risk was observed for subjects exposed to lead, although crosstabulation of gastric cardia cancer risk by probability and level of exposure did not show consistent trends. Asbestos exposure showed an overall 50% increase but no consistent trends among white men. None of the 12 occupational hazards showed an association with risk for black men. Topics: aetiology; carcinogens; asbestos; lead; sulfuric acid; case-control study; occupation disease relation; oesophageal carcinoma; race-linked differences; risk factors.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; occupation disease relation; oesophageal carcinoma
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; lead; asbestos; sulfuric acid; case-control study; risk factors; aetiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases