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NIOSH Docket Number 103

Feasibility Assessment for a Cancer Study Among Former IBM Employees Who Worked at the Endicott, New York Plant

This report addresses the question of whether it is scientifically feasible to conduct a cancer study among former employees of the IBM facility in Endicott, NY. The findings are intended to inform decision-makers outside the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) who would determine whether or not such a study should be performed. A retrospective cohort study of cancer would have value in addressing the community’s concern about the risk of cancer among former IBM employees. In summary, such a study is scientifically feasible. However, the overall feasibility of a study also depends on the cooperation of IBM and the availability of resources. If a study is conducted, the study researchers would need access to relevant records at IBM. A study would also require considerable resources, costing an estimated $3.1 million.

Final Report

NIOSH Responses to Comments Received on the Draft Report Entitled "An Assessment of the Feasibility of a Study of Cancer among Former Employees of the IBM Facility in Endicott, New York," May 27, 2008 [PDF - 893 KB]

Materials Under Evaluation

Information summary of NIOSH feasibility assessment for IBM Endicott plant in New York [PDF - 476 KB]

Final draft report “An assessment of the feasibility of a study of cancer among former employees of the IBM facility in Endicott, New York “ by Lynne E. Pinkerton, M.D., M.P.H. [PDF - 2,3570 KB]

Submissions from the Public in Order of Receipt

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (1) – 03/26/07 [PDF - 36 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (2) – 03/26/07 [PDF - 23 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (3) – 03/26/07 [PDF - 169 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (4) – 03/26/07 [PDF - 39 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (5) – 03/26/07 [PDF - 138 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 26 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 122 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 411 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 160 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (5) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 52 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (6) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 15 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (7) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 12 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (8) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 128 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (9) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 13 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (10) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 117 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (11) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 21 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (12) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 80 KB]

Submission to L Pinkerton (NIOSH) from private person (13) – 3/28/07 [PDF - 110 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 2,170 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 143 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 96 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 77 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (5) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 65 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (6) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 87 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (7) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 148 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (8) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 134 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (9) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 172 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from Private person (10) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 13 KB]

Submission to L Pinkerton (NIOSH) from Private person (11) – 3/29/07 [PDF - 106 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 3/30/07 [PDF - 109 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 3/30/07 [PDF - 419 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 3/30/07 [PDF - 513 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 3/31/07 [PDF - 123 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/1/07 [PDF - 99 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/1/07 [PDF - 152 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/2/07 [PDF - 91 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/3/07 [PDF - 101 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/3/07 [PDF - 163 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 4/3/07 [PDF - 34 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/4/07 [PDF - 85 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/5/07 [PDF - 135 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/5/07 [PDF - 145 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/8/07 [PDF - 124 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/9/07 [PDF - 66 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/11/07 [PDF - 114 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/13/07 [PDF - 110 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/13/07 [PDF - 107 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/15/07 [PDF - 26 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/16/07 [PDF - 255 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/16/07 [PDF - 206 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 4/16/07 [PDF - 103 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/17/07 [PDF - 79 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/17/07 [PDF - 202 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/18/07 [PDF - 77 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 4/20/07 [PDF - 108 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 4/20/07 [PDF - 238 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 4/20/07 [PDF - 121 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 4/20/07 [PDF - 31 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/21/07 [PDF - 116 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 4/27/07 [PDF - 1,430 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/1/07 [PDF - 103 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 81 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 414 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 448 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 110 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (5) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 458 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (6) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 499 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (7) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 412 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (8) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 401 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (9) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 461 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (10) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 402 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (11) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 414 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (12) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 444 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (13) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 427 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (14) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 456 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (15) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 424 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (16) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 393 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (17) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 441 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (18) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 479 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (19) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 436 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (20) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 467 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (21) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 142 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (22) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 426 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (23) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 432 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (24) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 446 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (25) – 5/3/07  [PDF - 428 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (26) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 448 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (27) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 446 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (28) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 471 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (29) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 397 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (30) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 401 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (31) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 396 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (32) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 410 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (33) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 420 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (34) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 404 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (35) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 392 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (36) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 430 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (37) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 368 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (38) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 409 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (39) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 415 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (40) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 441 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (41) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 416 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (42) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 429 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (43) – 5/3/07  [PDF - 437 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (44) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 419 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (45) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 275 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (46) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 373 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (47) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 429 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (48) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 431 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (49) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 426 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (50) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 397 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (51) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 390 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (52) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 475 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (53) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 439 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (54) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 154 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (55) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 419 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (56) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 443 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (57) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 396 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (58) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 424 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (59) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 403 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (60) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 423 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (61) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 417 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (62) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 436 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (63) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 432 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (64) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 414 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (65) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 414 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (66) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 407 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (67) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 434 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (68) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 427 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (69) – 5/3/07 [PDF - 134 KB]

Submission to NY State Dept. of Health from J Hickey Pulse – 5/7/07 [PDF - 13 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/8/07 [PDF - 221 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from F Roma (WBESC) – 5/10/07 [PDF - 235 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/10/07 [PDF - 372 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from W Hudak (WBESC) – 5/11/07 [PDF - 228 KB]

Submission to L Pinkerton (NIOSH) from W Hudak (WBESC) – 5/14/07 [PDF - 180 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/15/07 [PDF - 998 KB]

Response to Hudak W (WBESC) from Pinkerton L (NIOSH) – 5/17/07 [PDF - 135 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from D Lupardo (State of NY) – 5/17/07 [PDF - 914 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/17/07 [PDF - 14,370 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from W Hudak (WBESC) (1) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 326 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from W Hudak (WBESC) (2) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 651 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 6,780 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 513 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 406 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 245 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (5) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 222 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (6) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 432 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (7) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 254 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from T Wilber (Press & Sun Bulletin) – 5/18/07 [PDF - 413 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/19/07 [PDF - 246 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/20/07 [PDF - 298 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 5/21/07 [PDF - 296 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 5/21/07 [PDF - 119 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 5/21/07 [PDF - 718 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 5/23/07 [PDF - 6,300 KB]

Submission to L Pinkerton (NIOSH) from Private person (2) – 5/23/07 [PDF - 77 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/24/07 [PDF - 532 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 5/30/07 [PDF - 389 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/11/07 [PDF - 425 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/13/07 [PDF - 369 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/14/07 [PDF - 483 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/18/07 [PDF - 436 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/22/07 [PDF - 114 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 6/27/07 [PDF - 585 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 6/27/07 [PDF - 375 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 6/27/07 [PDF - 364 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 6/27/07 [PDF - 122 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (5) – 6/27/07 [PDF - 14,500 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/28/07 [PDF - 429 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from R Clapp (Boston Univ) – 6/28/07 [PDF - 987 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 6/29/07 [PDF - 1,090 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 7/11/07 [PDF - 1,770 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 7/25/07 [PDF - 936 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 7/29/07 [PDF - 7,230 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from F Roma (WBESC) – 8/1/07 [PDF - 241 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 8/10/07 [PDF - 455 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 8/10/07 [PDF - 694 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 8/11/07 [PDF - 572 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from W Grant (SUNARC) – 8/12/07 [PDF - 698 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from R Garruto (Binghamton Univ) – 8/15/07 [PDF - 891 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 8/16/07 [PDF - 513 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 8/17/07 [PDF - 469 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 8/18/07 [PDF - 374 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Western Broome Environmental Stakeholders’ Coalition – 8/18/07 [PDF - 1,080 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 8/20/07 [PDF - 267 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 8/21/07 [PDF - 86 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 8/21/07 [PDF - 380 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 8/21/07 [PDF - 106 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (4) – 8/21/07 [PDF - 493 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (5) – 8/21/07 [PDF - 819 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 8/22/07 [PDF - 310 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 8/24/07 [PDF - 96 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 8/24/07 [PDF - 341 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from H Keegan (Central New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (CNYCOSH) – 8/24/07 [PDF - 1,090 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from D Hughes (New York State AFL-CIO) – 8/24/07 [PDF - 1,440 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from M Blake (Central New York Labor Federation AFL-CIO) – 8/24/07 [PDF - 691 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from R Cook (Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WYNCOSH) – 8/24/07 [PDF - 920 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from D Lupardo (The Assembly State of New York) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 678 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from D LeGrande (Communications Workers of America (CWA) AFL-CIO) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 3,120 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from G Harrison (Communications Workers of America (CWA) AFL-CIO) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 2,680 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from M Feinberg (For a Better Bronx) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 961 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from A Evans (Victims of TCE Exposure) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 1,820 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from R Clapp (Boston University) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 1,000 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 422 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 425 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (3) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 993 KB]

Submission to L Pinkerton (NIOSH) from E O’Brien (LeadWorkers) – 8/27/07 [PDF - 450 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (1) – 9/2/07 [PDF - 114 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person (2) – 9/2/07 [PDF - 255 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 9/5/07 [PDF - 292 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from J Shufro (NYCOSH) – 9/6/07 [PDF - 610 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Private person – 1/7/08 [PDF - 187 KB]

 
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