|Document ID (ISN)||77266|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Innos K., Rahu M., Rahu K., Lang I., Leon D.A.
||Wood dust exposure and cancer incidence: A retrospective cohort study of furniture workers in Estonia
||May 2000, Vol.37, No.5, p.501-511. 36 ref.
||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.
||wood dust; Estonia; furniture industry; hazard evaluation; cancer
||formaldehyde; rectal cancer; nasal cancer; pharyngeal cancer; frequency rates; gastrointestinal cancer; cohort study; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; lung cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Estonia; United Kingdom|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Lumber and the woodworking industry