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Mortality experience of the AFL-CIO United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 1969-1970.

Authors
Milham-S Jr.
Source
NIOSH 1974 Jul; :1-62
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094213
Abstract
The cancer mortality patterns among woodworkers were investigated. Membership records, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America from 1969 to 1971 were analyzed using the standardized mortality ratio. The following cancer mortality patterns were identified: excess lung cancer in acoustical file applicators and insulators; excess gastrointestinal cancer in pile drivers; excess leukemia and lymphoma group cancers in millwrights, millmen, lumber and sawmill workers, and cabinet makers; and excess lung and stomach cancer in construction workers, especially in major urban areas. The author concludes that the number of job categories with excessive cancer mortality in this population indicates that wood contains cancer causing agents.
Keywords
Mortality-data; Biostatistics; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0065; Statistical-analysis; Malignant-tumors; Lung-cancer; Occupational-health; Wood-products-manufacturers; Carcinogenesis; Morbidity; Pathologic-effects
Publication Date
19740701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-266906
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 74-129; Contract-099-72-0065
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
UT
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