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