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Document ID (ISN)78341
CIS number 02-183
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blair A., Zheng T., Linos A., Stewart P.A., Zhang Y.W., Cantor K.P.
Title Occupation and leukemia: A population-based case-control study in Iowa and Minnesota
Bibliographic information July 2001, Vol.40, No.1, p.3-14. 57 ref.
Abstract A population-based case-control study (513 cases and 1,087 controls) was conducted in Iowa and Minnesota to evaluate the association between various occupations, industries, and occupational exposures and leukaemia risk. A lifetime occupational history and other risk factor information were collected through in-person interviews, and a job-exposure matrix was used to assess possible risks associated with specific exposures. A significantly increased risk of leukaemia was observed among agricultural service industries and among nursing and healthcare workers. Janitors, cleaners, and light truck drivers also experienced increased risk. Those employed in plumbing, heating and air conditioning industries, and sales of nondurable goods (such as paints and varnishes) had an increased risk. Printers, painters, and workers in the food and metal industries had a non significantly increased risk of leukaemia. Analyses by specific exposures and histology of leukaemia showed that risk of leukaemia associated with occupational or industrial exposures may vary by histological type of the disease.
Descriptors (primary) leukaemia; hazard evaluation; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) Minnesota; lymphatic leukaemia; Iowa; case-control study; myelogenous leukaemia; questionnaire survey; acute leukaemia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGreece; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation