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Document ID (ISN)76317
CIS number 01-419
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Parent M.E., Siemiatycki J., Fritschi L.
Title Workplace exposures and oesophageal cancer
Bibliographic information May 2000, Vol.57, No.5, p.325-334. 74 ref.
Abstract In a population-based case-control study, 99 histologically confirmed cases of cancer of the oesophagus, 63 of which were squamous cell carcinomas, were analysed. Controls included 533 population controls and 533 patients with other types of cancer. Detailed job histories were obtained from all subjects and were assessed for exposure to occupational agents. Results indicate that sulfuric acid and carbon black showed the strongest evidence of an association with oesophageal cancer, particularly squamous ceil carcinoma. Other substances also showed excess risks, but the evidence was more equivocal, namely chrysotile asbestos, alumina, mineral spirits, toluene, synthetic adhesives, ether paints and varnishes, iron compounds and mild steel dust. Although none of the occupations showed a clear excess risk, the strongest hints were for warehouse workers, food service workers, and workers from the miscellaneous food industry.
Descriptors (primary) oesophageal carcinoma; exposure; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) handling and storage; carbon black; food industry; case-control study; sulfuric acid; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; Canada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases