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ID (ISN) del documento52878
Número CIS 89-1872
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1989
Número de serie
Título Mortality from leukemia and other diseases among workers at a petroleum refinery
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1989, Vol.31, No.2, p.106-111. 23 ref.
Resumen This study evaluates the mortality experience of 9484 white men who worked at a petroleum refinery. The number of deaths among these men during the period 1940 through 1984 was compared with the number expected on the basis of the mortality rates of US white men. Overall, there were 2,874 observed compared with 3,568 expected deaths. Mortality rates for most major cause of death categories and most cancers were also lower than expected. However, there was a statistically significant 50% excess of leukaemia deaths. Lymphocytic leukaemia was increased both among men hired before 1940 and among men hired in 1940 or later. In contrast, myelocytic leukaemia was increased only among men hired in 1940 or later. This may be due to increased use of benzene in some refinery streams. The presence of an excess of lymphocytic leukaemia, but not myelocytic leukaemia, among men hired before 1940 suggests that some factor other than benzene was responsible for the former condition.
Descriptores (primarios) leucemia; refino del petróleo; extracción de petróleo y gas natural; mortalidad
Descriptores (secundarios) encuesta epidemiológica; benceno
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Leucemia
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry