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Document ID (ISN)73386
CIS number 99-1199
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bartoli D., Battista G., De Santis M., Iaia T.E., Orsi D., Tarchi M., Pirastu R., Valiani M.
Title Cohort study of art glass workers in Tuscany, Italy: Mortality from non-malignant diseases
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, Vol.48, No.7, p.441-445. 26 ref.
Abstract Cause-specific mortality was investigated among a cohort of 3,390 art glass workers employed in 17 industrial facilities in Tuscany, Italy. The cause-specific expected mortality was computed relative to Tuscany rates and specified for gender, 5-year age groups and calendar year. Separate analyses were carried out for the jobs of makers and formers and for batch mixers. Among males, observed mortality for non-cancer causes was higher than expected for hypertensive disease, pneumoconiosis and diseases of the genitourinary system. Increases for the these causes were also found among makers and formers. For batch mixers an increase was present for cerebrovascular disease. The observed mortality for cancer was above expected for cancers of the larynx, lung, stomach and brain. This study points to the existence for Tuscan glass workers of health effects in addition to cancer. Previously observed carcinogenic effects were also confirmed. Topics: cancer; carcinogenic effects; circulatory disorders of the brain; cohort study; genito-urinary system diseases; glass industry; glass moulding; hypertension; Italy; mortality; pneumoconiosis; Tuscany.
Descriptors (primary) Tuscany; glass industry; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) genito-urinary system diseases; hypertension; circulatory disorders of the brain; Italy; carcinogenic effects; glass moulding; cancer; cohort study; pneumoconiosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials