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Document ID (ISN)74017
CIS number 99-1973
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vaughan T.L., Stewart P.A., Davis S., Thomas D.B.
Title Work in dry cleaning and the incidence of cancer of the oral cavity, larynx and oesophagus
Bibliographic information Sep. 1997, Vol.54, No.9, p.692-695. 20 ref.
Abstract In two population-based control studies, slight increases in risk were found for oesophageal, laryngeal and tongue cancer among dry cleaning workers potentially exposed to tetrachloroethylene. While these findings could be explained by chance, they are consistent with previous reports. It is suggested that previous studies of dry cleaners that did not control for alcohol and cigarette use may have underestimated the relative risks of such cancers. Topics: alcoholism; cancer; tetrachloroethylene; case-control study; dry cleaning; laryngeal cancer; oesophageal carcinoma; oral cancer; smoking; tongue diseases.
Descriptors (primary) tetrachloroethylene; cancer; dry cleaning
Descriptors (secondary) oesophageal carcinoma; alcoholism; smoking; case-control study; tongue diseases; oral cancer; laryngeal cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Laundries and dry cleaning