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Document ID (ISN)73997
CIS number 99-1885
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1590-1
Year 1998
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 181/1998
Author(s) Cherry N.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Occupational factors in oesophageal cancer
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. iv, 57p. 62 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract The literature was searched for reports investigating a relation between oesophageal cancer and employment. Studies of non-occupational factors were also considered insofar as they provided data on important confounders. As few studies of occupation distinguished between cell type, squamous and adenocarcinomas were considered together in this review. It was concluded that there was little evidence of increased risk for work involving exposure to wood dust or, except in areas producing alcohol, with farming. Consistent increases in risk in bar and brewery workers were thought more likely due to personal consumption of alcohol and cigarettes than to occupational exposures. A possibility of a true increase in risk in painters, dry cleaners, printers, rubber workers and meat handlers could not be ruled out, and a risk in some textile trades also remained a possibility. Topics: agriculture; breweries; dry cleaning; epidemiologic study; literature survey; meat industry; occupation disease relation; oesophageal carcinoma; painting; printing industry; risk factors; rubber industry; smoking; textile industry; waiters, waitresses and bartenders; woodworking industry.
Descriptors (primary) oesophageal carcinoma; risk factors; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; waiters, waitresses and bartenders; rubber industry; printing industry; smoking; painting; woodworking industry; epidemiologic study; agriculture; breweries; meat industry; textile industry; dry cleaning
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases