|Document ID (ISN)||78039|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Li K., Yu S.
||Oesophageal cancer and occupational exposure to rubber: A nested case-control study
||Aug. 2000, Vol.44, No.5, p.355-359. 16 ref
||In this study, the data of nine cases of oesophageal cancer deaths among workers at a rubber plant during 1973-1995 and 36 controls matched for sex and age were analysed. Oesophageal cancer risks for exposure to rubber were assessed, unadjusted and adjusted for non-occupational factors by conditional logistic regression. In grouped analysis, odds ratios (ORs) for oesophageal cancer were found to be 2.67 for compounding workers and 1.40 for assembly workers. No excess risks were found in the remaining three departments. The results indicate that a one-year change in the compounding department was associated with a 4% increment in the OR. When adjusted for serum cholesterol level, a 6% increase (OR) was observed. Significant associations between risk for oesophageal cancer and specific exposures or processes within the rubber plant were not found. The slight excess risk for oesophageal cancer in the rubber plant may be related to exposure to dusts and solvents.
||rubber industry; health hazards; synthetic rubber; oesophageal carcinoma
||dust; mills and calenders; machining; case-control study; construction work; hazard evaluation; solvents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology