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Mortality experience of the AFL-CIO United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 1969-1970.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-129, 1974 Jul; :1-62
The cancer mortality patterns among woodworkers were investigated. Membership records, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America from 1969 to 1971 were analyzed using the standardized mortality ratio. The following cancer mortality patterns were identified: excess lung cancer in acoustical file applicators and insulators; excess gastrointestinal cancer in pile drivers; excess leukemia and lymphoma group cancers in millwrights, millmen, lumber and sawmill workers, and cabinet makers; and excess lung and stomach cancer in construction workers, especially in major urban areas. The author concludes that the number of job categories with excessive cancer mortality in this population indicates that wood contains cancer causing agents.
Mortality-data; Biostatistics; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0065; Statistical-analysis; Malignant-tumors; Lung-cancer; Occupational-health; Wood-products-manufacturers; Carcinogenesis; Morbidity; Pathologic-effects
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-129; Contract-099-72-0065
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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