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HHE Report No. HETA-85-175-1621, Mansfield Post Office, Mansfield, Ohio.

Authors
London-MA
Source
NIOSH 1985 Aug:15 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00147410
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation was conducted at Mansfield Post Office (SIC-4311), Mansfield, Ohio in May, 1985. The evaluation was requested to investigate a possible excess of cancer among current and former employees. Fourteen current or former employees had reportedly been diagnosed with cancer. Six of the individuals were described as being mail handlers, 4 as clerks, 1 a carrier supervisor, 1 a carrier/mail handler, and 2 did not have a job classification. The cases included one cancer of the kidney, two lung cancers, one leukemia, and three lymphomas. No year of diagnosis or other information were provided. The reported number of cases was compared with cancer incidence rates published by the National Cancer Institute. The numbers of reported cancers and the expected number of each type were: cancer of the kidney and renal pelvis, 1 reported, 0.89 expected; leukemias, 1 reported, 0.85 expected; cancer of the lung and bronchus, 2 reported, 6.67 expected; lymphomas, 3 reported, 1.38 expected; and all cancers, 14 reported, 30.84 expected. The author concludes that there is no evidence of an excess of cancer among employees at this post office.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Postal-employees; Region-5; Health-hazards; Cancer; Carcinogenesis; Physiological-measurements; HETA-85-175-1621;
Publication Date
19850801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-192705
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-85-175-1621
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
4311;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-85-175-1621, 15 pages, 2 references
State
OH;
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