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Mortality among employees of a perfluorooctanoic acid production plant.

Authors
Gilliland-FD; Mandel-JS
Source
J Occup Med 1993 Sep; 35(9):950-954
NIOSHTIC No.
00217002
Abstract
A study was conducted on the mortality rates of workers exposed to perfluorooctanoic-acid (335671) (PFOA). Workers at a chemical factory that produced PFOA were categorized as exposed or nonexposed, and the numbers of cause specific deaths were compared to expected numbers. The standardized mortality ratios for all causes of death for all women employees as well as for exposed women employees were significantly lower than expected. Similar results were seen for male employees. No associations were seen for male employees between any cause of death and length of employment. A standardized mortality ratio of 2.03 for prostate cancer was seen for exposed males compared with 0.58 for nonexposed males. A weak but significant positive association was seen between exposure and prostate cancer risk and the risk increased with length of employment. A positive association was seen as well between age at first employment and prostate cancer mortality.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Training; Mortality-rates; Prostate-cancer; Surfactants; Fluorine-compounds; Occupational-exposure; Chemical-industry-workers
Contact
Environmental Health University of Minnesota 1158 Mayo Memorial Minneapolis, Minn 55455
CODEN
JOCMA7
CAS No.
335-67-1
Publication Date
19930901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
7317174
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T15-OH-007098; Grant-Number-T42-OH-007098
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0096-1736
Priority Area
Training
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
MN
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota of Mnpls-St Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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