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Document ID (ISN)78450
CIS number 02-810
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pepłońska B., Sobala W., Szeszenia-Dąbrowska N.
Title Mortality pattern in the cohort of workers exposed to carbon disulfide
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2001, Vol.14, No.3, p.267-274. 29 ref.
Abstract To assess the mortality of workers at a viscose factory exposed to carbon disulfide, 2762 male workers employed for at least one year between 1950 and 1985 were enrolled into the study. Total mortality in the cohort was higher than in the general male population in Poland (SMR = 108). A significantly increased risk of deaths was observed for all cardiovascular (SMR = 114) and cerebrovascular (SMR = 208) diseases. Analyses showed a significantly elevated risk of death from the circulatory system diseases in the men of the "highly exposed" group (those employed in the spinning department or first employed before 1974). A statistically-significant trend of mortality from all cardiovascular diseases in relation to the level of exposure (assessed qualitatively) was evident. No clear relationship between duration of exposure and the risk of death was found.
Descriptors (primary) viscose rayon industry; mortality; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; circulatory disorders of the brain; hazard evaluation; cardiovascular diseases; cohort study; long-term exposure; length of exposure; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances