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Dry Cleaners Workers Exposed to Perchloroethylene.
NIOSH 1980 Aug:26 pages
Cancer mortality rates among 1,597 persons employed in dry cleaning establishments and exposed to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were studied. The cohort was selected from union records and vital status was determined through federal and local records. Of the 1,597 cohort members 1,058 were alive, 285 were dead and 254 had unknown vital status. Eleven deaths due to cancer of the colon were observed. Excess death rates also occurred for cancers of the pancreas and urinary tract, and hematologic diseases. The author recommends that this cohort be reevaluated again after several years in order to establish the relationship between PCE exposure and cancer of the colon.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0094; Occupational-exposure; Cancer; Mortality-rates; Health-survey; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Dry-cleaning-industry; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders;
NTIS Accession No.
Industry-wide Studies Branch, Biometry Section, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 26 pages, 7 references
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