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Document ID (ISN)78039
CIS number 02-189
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Li K., Yu S.
Title Oesophageal cancer and occupational exposure to rubber: A nested case-control study
Bibliographic information Aug. 2000, Vol.44, No.5, p.355-359. 16 ref
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) rubber industry; health hazards; synthetic rubber; oesophageal carcinoma
Descriptors (secondary) dust; mills and calenders; machining; case-control study; construction work; hazard evaluation; solvents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Rubber industry
Gastrointestinal diseases