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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-85-175-1621, Mansfield Post Office, Mansfield, Ohio.

Authors
London MA
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 85-175-1621, 1985 Aug; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
00147410
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation was conducted at Mansfield Post Office (SIC-4311), Mansfield, Ohio in May, 1985. The evaluation was requested to investigate a possible excess of cancer among current and former employees. Fourteen current or former employees had reportedly been diagnosed with cancer. Six of the individuals were described as being mail handlers, 4 as clerks, 1 a carrier supervisor, 1 a carrier/mail handler, and 2 did not have a job classification. The cases included one cancer of the kidney, two lung cancers, one leukemia, and three lymphomas. No year of diagnosis or other information were provided. The reported number of cases was compared with cancer incidence rates published by the National Cancer Institute. The numbers of reported cancers and the expected number of each type were: cancer of the kidney and renal pelvis, 1 reported, 0.89 expected; leukemias, 1 reported, 0.85 expected; cancer of the lung and bronchus, 2 reported, 6.67 expected; lymphomas, 3 reported, 1.38 expected; and all cancers, 14 reported, 30.84 expected. The author concludes that there is no evidence of an excess of cancer among employees at this post office.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Postal-employees; Region-5; Health-hazards; Cancer; Carcinogenesis; Physiological-measurements; HETA-85-175-1621; Author Keywords: U.S. Postal Service; Cancer; Lung Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Leukemia; Lymphoma
Publication Date
19850801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-192705
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-85-175-1621
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4311
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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