[Cancer mortality among the workers of a Swiss rubber goods factory. Epidemiological study, 1955-75].

Titre[Cancer mortality among the workers of a Swiss rubber goods factory. Epidemiological study, 1955-75].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsBovet, P, Lob, M
JournalSchweiz Med Wochenschr
Volume110
Issue35
Pagination1277-87
Date Published1980 Aug 30
ISSN0036-7672
Mots-clésGlioma, Humans, Lung Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Occupational Diseases, Rubber, Stomach Neoplasms, Switzerland, Urologic Neoplasms
Abstract

In an epidemiologic investigation of mortality among workers in a Swiss rubber-goods factory the cancer mortality in the period 1955-1975 has been studied in all male workers active on 1 January 1955 in (a) a rubber-goods factory and (b) a munitions factory, the latter as reference population. The two groups numbered some 1000 each. Both factories were located in the same Central Swiss village where no other industry was present. Mortality in each industry is compared with that in the Swiss population in general (SMR) and the mortalities of the two industries are compared with each other. The results tend to confirm that rubber workers are exposed to a higher risk of cancer mortality. Three particular types of cancer are briefly discussed: cancer of the stomach, of the lower urinary tract, and glioblastoma.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6999620?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalSchweiz Med Wochenschr
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3694
PubMed ID6999620

                         

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