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Choroidal melanoma in chemical workers: increased incidence of choroidal malignant melanoma occurring in a single population of chemical workers.
Albert DN; Puliafito CA; Fulton AB; Robinson N; Zakov ZN; Dryja TP; Smith AB; Egan E; Leffingwell SS; Thompson F
NIOSH 1982 Jan; :1-36
A cluster of eye cancers occurring among employees of the Dupont Belle, West Virginia plant in the Kanawha River Valley was brought to public attention by a laboratory worker at that plant who suspected that the overall occurrence of cancer among his fellow employees, in particular eye cancer, was excessively high. A report by company epidemiologists on cancer occurrence at that plant reported as well that a statistically significant excess number of cases of eye cancer (all histological types combined) and of kidney cancers had occurred among plant employees.
Cancer; Cancer-rates; Eye-diseases; Kidney-tumors; Epidemiology
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