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Mortality patterns, 1940-1975 among workers employed in an asbestos textile friction and packing products manufacturing facility.

Authors
Robinson-C; Lemen-R; Wagoner-JK
Source
Dusts and Disease, Proceedings of the Conference on Occupational Exposures to Fibrous and Particulate Dust and their Extension into the Environment, Sponsored by the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration; R. Lemen, and J. M. Dement, editors, Park Forest South, Illinois, Pathofox Publisher, Inc. 1979 Jan; :131-143
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00096281
Abstract
Mortality patterns between 1940 and 1975 were evaluated among 3,276 workers at an asbestos (1332214) textile products manufacturing facility. The study group included workers with at least 1 year of employment between 1940 and 1967 with exposure to predominantly chrysotile (12001295) asbestos. Vital status was determined in 1975 through federal and local records, and death certificates were obtained for all individuals known dead. Expected death rates for the total United States population were used for comparison. Among male and female workers, overall mortality rate was significantly increased, due primarily to excess of all malignant neoplasms, heart, heart disease and nonmalignant respiratory disease. The excess of malignant neoplasms was due mostly to respiratory cancer. Among nonmalignant respiratory disease, asbestosis was the most frequent cause of death; death rates were higher for females than males. Male workers also had a higher death rate from suicide than the general population. Seventeen mesothelioma deaths occurred among the workers. The authors conclude that occupational exposure to chrysotile asbestos increases the risk of multiple site cancer.
Keywords
Data-collection; Data-analysis; Statistical-analysis; Mortality-data; Asbestos-workers; Asbestos-products; Carcinogens; Sex-factors
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 12001-29-5
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Lemen-R; Dement-JM
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0930376080
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Dusts and Disease, Proceedings of the Conference on Occupational Exposures to Fibrous and Particulate Dust and their Extension into the Environment, Sponsored by the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration; R. Lemen, and J. M. Dement, editors, Park Forest South, Illinois, Pathofox Publisher, Inc.
State
IL
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