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ID (ISN) del documento43436
Número CIS 85-450
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1984
Número de serie
Autor(es) Nurminen M., Hernberg S.
Título Cancer mortality among carbon disulfide-exposed workers
Información bibliográfica May 1984, Vol.26, No.5, p.341. 4 ref.
Resumen In a 15-year prospective follow-up of 2 industrial cohorts consisting of 343 viscose rayon plant workers exposed to carbon disulfide (CS2) and a similar number of paper mill workers, mortality from lung cancer was lower in the viscose rayon workers. The mortality rate ratio of 0.46 was not statistically significant. Deaths from other neoplasms numbered 10 in both cohorts. When the Finnish national death rates for 1975 were taken as a standard, the rayon plant workers still showed a favourable mortality experience for lung cancer, but neither of the relative rates differed statistically significantly from the general standard. Competing causes of death, mainly cardiovascular diseases, were statistically accounted for by life-table techniques. 55% of the rayon plant workers were smokers compared to 49% of the paper mill workers. Under moderate conditions of exposure it appears that CS2 is not carcinogenic.
Descriptores (primarios) industria de la viscosa; cáncer de pulmón; mortalidad; sulfuro de carbono
Descriptores (secundarios) fumadores; estudio comparado; tumores; observación de larga duración
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances