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Pattern and model makers, proportionate mortality 1972-1978.

Authors
Robinson-C; Waxweiler-RJ; McCammon-CS
Source
Am J Ind Med 1980 Mar; 1(2):159-165
NIOSHTIC No.
00118003
Abstract
Mortality patterns were investigated among White male workers in the pattern and model making industry (SIC-3944). Death certificates were obtained for 1257 members of the Pattern Makers League of North America who died between 1972 and 1978. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) were calculated and compared to expected death rates for the United States White male population. PMRs among the study group were increased for colon cancer and for malignant and unspecified brain tumors. Wood shop workers also had increased death rates from leukemia. Nonsignificant increases in cancers of other sites also were identified. The authors conclude that pattern and model makers are at risk for brain and colon cancers, and wood shop workers are also at risk for leukemia. They recommend better work practices to reduce occupational exposures to dusts and chemicals found in the workplace.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Mortality-rates; Garment-workers; Cancer; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Blood-disorders; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Airborne-dusts
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
19800301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0271-3586
SIC Code
3944
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
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