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Document ID (ISN)76307
CIS number 01-426
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sorahan T., Harrington J.M.
Title Lung cancer in Yorkshire chrome platers, 1972-97
Bibliographic information June 2000, Vol.56, No.6, p.385-389. 24 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) lung cancer; chromium and compounds; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; statistical evaluation; comparative study; frequency rates; chromium
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Surface treatment
Inorganic substances