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Document ID (ISN)77266
CIS number 01-1458
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Innos K., Rahu M., Rahu K., Lang I., Leon D.A.
Title Wood dust exposure and cancer incidence: A retrospective cohort study of furniture workers in Estonia
Bibliographic information May 2000, Vol.37, No.5, p.501-511. 36 ref.
Abstract In a retrospective cohort study of furniture workers, cancer incidence in 3723 men and 3063 women between 1968 and 1995 was compared to the incidence in the general population of Estonia. Cancer risks were analysed by employment duration and occupation. The standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for all cancers did not differ significantly from one. Two men and one woman had sinonasal cancer (expected 1.07 and 0.53, respectively). Significantly increased risk of colon cancer was seen in the cohort (SIR 1.65). Subjects employed for 10 years and over had significant excess of colon cancer (SIR 2.29) and rectal cancer (SIR 2.10) in the analysis by employment duration using exposure with a latency of 20 years. The non-significant excess of pharyngeal cancer in men (SIR 1.82) and lung cancer in women (SIR 1.43) was restricted to short-term workers.
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; Estonia; furniture industry; hazard evaluation; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; rectal cancer; nasal cancer; pharyngeal cancer; frequency rates; gastrointestinal cancer; cohort study; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceEstonia; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry