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Document ID (ISN)75679
CIS number 00-1328
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kirchhoff R., Schäcke G., Kirchhoff G., Lüth P.
Title Application of article 9 paragraph 2 of the German Social Code Book 7 to cases involving small-cell bronchial carcinoma following exposure to ethylene oxide
Original title Kleinzelliges Bronchialkarzinom nach Ethylenoxidexposition unter Anwendung von § 9 Absatz 2 SGB VII [in German]
Bibliographic information July 1999, Vol.49, No.7, p.227-234. 25 ref.
Abstract A bronchial carcinoma developed in a worker of a sterilization facility after about ten years of discontinuous exposure to ethylene oxide. Exposure levels in 1975 were significantly higher than they are today. Experimental examinations in human lymphocytes establish that persons who are non-conjugators, namely persons having a low glutathione-S transferase activity, show significantly enhanced formation of sister chromatid exchanges, which is an indication for mutagenic effects of ethylene oxide. Article 9 paragraph 2 of the German Social Code Book 7 (SGB VII) is applicable to the case of this worker, and his small-cell bronchial carcinoma has been recognised as an occupational disease.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; bronchial cancer; ethylene oxide; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; disinfection of equipment; chromosome changes; case study; Germany; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Workers' compensation
Ethylene oxide
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures