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Document ID (ISN)74935
CIS number 00-710
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kernan G.J., Ji B.T., Dosemeci M., Silverman D.T., Balcus J., Hoar Zahm S.
Title Occupational risk factors for pancreatic cancer: A case-control study based on death certificates from 24 U.S. States
Bibliographic information Aug. 1999, Vol.36, No.2, p.260-270. 50 ref.
Abstract A population-based case-control study based on death certificates from 24 U.S. states was conducted to determine if occupations/industries or work-related exposures to solvents were associated with pancreatic cancer death. Industries associated with significantly increased risk included printing and paper manufacturing; chemical, petroleum and related processing; transport, communication and public service; wholesale and retail trades; and medical and other health-related services. Occupations associated with significantly increased risk included managerial, administrative and other professional occupations; technical occupations; and sales, clerical and other administrative support occupations. Potential exposures to formaldehyde and other solvents were assessed by using a job exposure matrix. Occupational exposure to formaldehyde was associated with a moderately increased risk of pancreatic cancer, with ORs of 1.2, 1.2, 1.4 for subjects with low, medium, and high probabilities of exposure and 1.2, 1.2, and 1.1 for subjects with low, medium, and high intensity of exposure, respectively.
Descriptors (primary) tumour of the pancreas; job-exposure relation; industries; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; chemical industry; USA; transport; government services; case-control study; health care personnel; paper and paper products industry; solvents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases