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Long-term mortality experience of steelworkers.

Authors
Redmond-CK; Wieand-HS; Rockette-HE; Sass-R; Weinberg-G
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jun; :1-118
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NIOSHTIC No.
00115875
Abstract
A NIOSH study of the long term mortality of steel workers is reviewed. Mortality data from 1953 to 1975 for Allegheny County coke oven workers (SIC-3312), Allegheny County steelworkers (SIC- 3325), and nonAllegheny County coke oven workers is provided along with overall mortality rates by work area. Tabulated data is presented for cause specific mortality rates at each facility, demographic characteristics of the populations, and mortality rates by years of exposure. The authors conclude that 48 of 57 work areas examined are associated with excess mortality rates from respiratory cancers, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney cancer, digestive tract cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Further observations and analysis of this group of workers and continued maintenance and updates of the data are recommended.
Keywords
Metal-workers; Health-surveys; Carcinogenesis; Mortality-rates; Humans; Epidemiology
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-174939
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 81-120
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3312; 3325
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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