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Dry Cleaners Workers Exposed to Perchloroethylene.

Authors
Kaplan-SD
Source
NIOSH 1980 Aug:26 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00105856
Abstract
Cancer mortality rates among 1,597 persons employed in dry cleaning establishments and exposed to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were studied. The cohort was selected from union records and vital status was determined through federal and local records. Of the 1,597 cohort members 1,058 were alive, 285 were dead and 254 had unknown vital status. Eleven deaths due to cancer of the colon were observed. Excess death rates also occurred for cancers of the pancreas and urinary tract, and hematologic diseases. The author recommends that this cohort be reevaluated again after several years in order to establish the relationship between PCE exposure and cancer of the colon.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0094; Occupational-exposure; Cancer; Mortality-rates; Health-survey; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Dry-cleaning-industry; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders;
CAS No.
127-18-4;
Publication Date
19800801
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-231367
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0094
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Industry-wide Studies Branch, Biometry Section, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 26 pages, 7 references
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