|Document ID (ISN)||77026|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Langseth H., Andersen A.
||Cancer incidence among male pulp and paper workers in Norway
||Apr. 2000, Vol.26, No.2, p.99-105. 39 ref.
||Cancer incidence was investigated among 23,718 male pulp and paper workers employed continuously for at least 1 year between 1920 and 1993 in Norway. Six sub-cohorts were established (sulfite pulp mill, sulfate pulp mill, paper mill, maintenance department, administrative staff and other departments). Data were compared with those of the Norwegian Cancer Register. An excess of lung cancer was found among both short- and long-term employees (Standardized Incidence Ratio (SIR) 1.5 and 1.2, respectively), especially for workers with the longest latency (SIR 1.3) and for sulfite mill workers (SIR 1.5). There were increased risks for pleural mesothelioma (SIR 2.4), especially among maintenance workers, and for malignant melanoma (SIR 1.3). Almost all the increased risk for lung cancer can be explained by a combination of smoking habits and asbestos exposure, although an effect of other work-related exposures (for example sulfur and chloride compounds or wood dust) cannot be excluded.
||male workers; paper and paper products industry; lung cancer; pleural mesothelioma
||melanoma; Norway; asbestos; smoking; frequency rates; cohort study; maintenance shops; sulfites; sulfates; confounding factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Paper and paper products industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)