Mortality experience of a cohort of vinyl chloride-polyvinyl chloride workers.
Nicholson WJ; Hammond EC; Seidman H; Selikoff IJ
Ann NY Acad Sci 1975 Jan; 246:225-230
A follow up survey is reported of individuals exposed for 5 or more years to vinyl-chloride in a polymerization facility. At least 17 percent of the deaths are found to be causally related to exposure to vinyl-chloride. Longer periods of observations are required to provide information concerning the full spectrum of vinyl-chloride induced malignancies and their incidence among exposed workers. Results indicate the need to prevent exposure to vinyl-chloride and for surveillance and early disease detection of workers with a past record of exposures.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Toxic-gases; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Epidemiology; Lung-cancer; Mortality-rates; Medical-records; Carcinogens
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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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