|Document ID (ISN)||73386|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bartoli D., Battista G., De Santis M., Iaia T.E., Orsi D., Tarchi M., Pirastu R., Valiani M.
||Cohort study of art glass workers in Tuscany, Italy: Mortality from non-malignant diseases
||Oct. 1998, Vol.48, No.7, p.441-445. 26 ref.
||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.
||Tuscany; glass industry; mortality
||genito-urinary system diseases; hypertension; circulatory disorders of the brain; Italy; carcinogenic effects; glass moulding; cancer; cohort study; pneumoconiosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Glass, pottery and related materials