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ID (ISN) del documento52786
Número CIS 89-1885
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1989
Número de serie
Autor(es) Gustavsson P.
Título Mortality among workers at a municipal waste incinerator
Información bibliográfica 1989, Vol.15, No.3, p.245-253. 28 ref.
Resumen Mortality was investigated among 176 male workers employed for at least 1 year between 1920 and 1985 at a municipal waste incinerator. Expected numbers of deaths from 1951 to 1985 were calculated from national and local death rates, standardised for age and calendar year. There was an excess of deaths from long cancer and, after long follow-up, for ischaemic heart disease. Analysis of duration of exposure supported that the excess of ischaemic heart disease was caused by occupational factors; the lung cancer cases were too few to permit conclusions in this respect. Exposure to combustion products and polycyclic aromatic compounds was common, but other occupational exposures may also have contributed to the risk excesses. Smoking habits were investigated and did not differ from the average for Swedish men in cities and towns. Some work operations are very dusty and should be performed only with appropriate protection devices.
Descriptores (primarios) mortalidad; incineración de las basuras; cáncer de pulmón
Descriptores (secundarios) Suecia; encuesta epidemiológica; hornos de incineración
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Waste collection and disposal
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)