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Investigation Of Health Hazards In The Painting Trades. Final Report.

Authors
Matanoski-GM; Stockwell-HG; Diamond-EL; Johnson-MH; Joffe-LM
Source
NIOSH 1983:140 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134934
Abstract
A mortality survey among painters (SIC-1721) was conducted. The cohort consisted of approximately 57,000 current and former members (aged 35 to 95) of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades in New York, California, Texas, and Missouri. Data was collected from life insurance records, the Social Security Administration, National Death Index, and the Health Care Financing Administration for 1975 through 1979. A case control study of cancer at specific sites was conducted among the union membership in New York. Mailed questionnaires were used to collect information concerning occupational exposure, smoking, dietary habits, and medical histories. The principal causes of death were cardiovascular disease and cancer. Total mortality and mortality due to cardiovascular disease were significantly less than that of the general population. Total cancer mortality was not significantly different from the general population. The case control study found that painters had a higher incidence of lung cancer and lymphatic malignancies (especially leukemia) than members involved in other trades. There was a higher rate of cigarette smoking among lung cancer patients. There was no correlation with dietary habits. The author concludes that painters may have an increased risk of lung cancer and lymphatic malignancies.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0096; Paint-manufacturing-industry; Age-factors; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Lung-cancer; Lymphatic-cancer; Mortality-surveys; Leukemogenesis;
Publication Date
19830101
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-241090
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0096
Priority Area
Special Populations; Work Environment and Workforce;
SIC Code
1721;
Source Name
NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
CA; MO; NY; TX; OH;
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