|Document ID (ISN)||76307|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sorahan T., Harrington J.M.
||Lung cancer in Yorkshire chrome platers, 1972-97
||June 2000, Vol.56, No.6, p.385-389. 24 ref.
||The mortality of a cohort of 1,087 chrome platers from 54 plants situated in the United Kingdom was investigated for the period 1972-97. All subjects had been employed as chrome platers for over 3 months and all were alive at the beginning of the study period. Mortality data were also available for a cohort of 1,163 comparison workers with no known occupational exposure to chrome compounds. Information on duration of chrome work and smoking habits collected for a cross sectional survey carried out in 1969-72 were available for 916 of the chrome platers; smoking habits were available for 1,004 comparison workers. Based on serial mortality rates for the general population of England and Wales, significantly increased mortality from lung cancer was observed but not in male comparison workers. Occupational exposures to hexavalent chromium may be responsible for the increased mortality from lung cancer in this cohort.
||lung cancer; chromium and compounds; electroplating
||cohort study; statistical evaluation; comparative study; frequency rates; chromium
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)