A study of the mortality experience of the AFL-CIO United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 1969-1970.
NIOSH 1973 Oct; :1-62
Union death records for 1969 to 1970 are used to study mortality experience in carpenters and related occupations, data support the hypothesis that wood contains carcinogens. The following cancer mortality patterns are seen in various trades covered by the union: excess lung cancer mortality in acoustical tile applicators and insulators probably related to asbestos exposure; excess gastrointestinal cancer in pile drivers; excess leukemia and lymphoma group cancers in millwrights, millmen, lumber and sawmill workers and cabinet makers; excess lung cancer and stomach cancer in construction workers locals with greater excesses in major urban areas. Cancer of the urinary bladder and colon also show excess in New York city locals. Geographically, 20 states show a 25 percent or greater excess of lung cancer for grouped locals. Accidental falls account for most of the elevated standard mortality ration in young union members. (Contract No 099-72-0065)
NIOSH-Publication; Mortality-rates; Insulation-workers; Bladder-cancer; Blood-disorders; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Accidents; Woodworking; Contract-099-72-0065
Final Contract Report
, Health Services Division, Olympia, Washington, NIOSH Contract No. 099-72-0065
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services