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Mortality patterns among workers in three Texas oil refineries.

Authors
Thomas-TL; Waxweiler-RJ; Moure-Eraso-R; Itaya-S; Fraumeni-JF Jr.
Source
J Occup Med 1982 Feb; 24(2):135-141
NIOSHTIC No.
00121560
Abstract
The mortality patterns of workers between 1943 and 1977 in three oil refineries (SIC-2911) in Texas were investigated. Union membership records and state vital records were examined to obtain information on date and cause of death, age, sex, race and work histories. Proportional mortality rations (PMR) for various cancer sites were determined using United States population rates as the standard. Excess mortality from stomach cancer was noted for active union members at refinery A and for active and retired members at refineries B and C. PMRs for leukemia, multiple myeloma, and other lymphoma were elevated especially among retired workers. Brain tumor deaths were elevated in all three refiners and were slightly elevated in retired workers from refineries A and C. The authors conclude that oil refinery workers have elevated risks of brain, stomach, hematopoietic, and lymphatic malignancies.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Author; Health-surveys; Petroleum-industry; Petroleum-refining; Cancer-rate; Epidemiology; Mortality-rates
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19820201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0096-1736
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
TX; OH
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