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A petroleum solvent mortality study of Oklahoma dry cleaners. Volume 1.
Asal-NR; Coleman-RL; Petrone-RL; Owen-W; Walsworth-S
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1988 Jun; :1-109
The records of the Board of the Oklahoma State Dry Cleaners were used in a study on the effects of chronic, occupational exposures to petroleum dry cleaning solvents. The historical licensure records maintained by the Board made it possible to study a a well defined cohort of dry cleaners for which there is information on solvent exposure and duration of exposure. Volume 1 consisted of a review of the literature with information provided concerning the history of dry cleaning, description of the industry, legislation affecting the industry, a description of the process, equipment used, emission sources, levels of solvent exposure, exposure limits, the chemistry of petroleum hydrocarbons, animal toxicology, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, tumor production, human effects, and cancer mortality among oil refinery workers.
NIOSH-Grant; Cancer; Epidemiology; Organic-solvents; Solvent-vapors; Inhalation-studies; Dry-cleaning-solvents
Biostatistics and Epidemiology University of Oklahoma 801 N E 13Th St/p O Box 26901 Oklahoma City, Okla 73190
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Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Hlth Sciences Ctr, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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