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

2007
NIOSH Docket Number 103

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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