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HHE report no. HETA-83-221-1438, Uniroyal, Incorporated, Opelika, Alabama.

Authors
Checkoway-H; Williams-TM; Hickey-JL
Source
NIOSH 1984 Mar; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00230684
Abstract
In response to a request from Uniroyal, Incorporated (SIC-3011) concerning a possibly excessive incidence of coronary heart disease at the Opelika, Alabama facility, the incidence of mortality among employees was investigated. The facility employed 1,200 workers in the production of tires. Death certificates were examined for all workers who had died since operations began at the facility. Cause specific proportionate mortality ratios of the workforce were computed and compared to those from the US population. No unusual conditions were noted on a walk through survey of the facility. Forty two deaths were identified during the years 1963 through 1982. No excesses were identified for mortality from cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease. A slight increase was seen for all cancers, most of which was attributable to cancer of the digestive system (two cases of colon cancer and one case of liver cancer). The authors recommend that continued surveillance of mortality and morbidity be conducted at this facility.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-83-221-1438; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Mortality-rates; Cardiovascular-disease; Mortality-data; Cancer-rates
Publication Date
19840301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-197546
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-83-221-1438; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U01-OH-01164
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3011
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-83-221-1438
State
AL; OH
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