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ID (ISN) del documento55825
Número CIS 91-923
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1990
Número de serie
Autor(es) Svensson B.G., Nise G., Englander V., Attewell R., Skerfving S., Möller T.
Título Deaths and tumours among rotogravure printers exposed to toluene
Información bibliográfica June 1990, Vol.47, No.6, p.372-379. Illus. 24 ref.
Resumen A cohort of 1020 rotogravure printers exposed to toluene and employed for a minimum period of 3 months during 1925-85 was studied. Estimated yearly average air levels reached a maximum of about 450ppm in the 1940s and 1950s but were only about 30ppm by the mid-1980s. Exposure to benzene had occurred up to the beginning of the 1960s. Compared with regional rates, total mortality did not increase during the observation period 1952-86 (129 observed deaths v 125 expected). There was no increase in mortality from non-malignant diseases of the lungs, nervous system, or gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. Among the specific cancers, only those of the respiratory tract were significantly increased (16 v 9). There were no dose response relations with cumulated toluene dose (ppm years). There were no significant increases of tumours at other sites, including leukaemias/lymphomas/myelomas.
Descriptores (primarios) tolueno; mortalidad; tumores; heliograbado; efectos cancerígenos
Descriptores (secundarios) cáncer de pulmón; encuesta epidemiológica; estudio comparado; tests de exposición; observación de larga duración
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaSuecia
Tema(s) Papel, artes gráficas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry