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Cluster of brain cancers spuriously suggesting occupational risk among glassworkers.
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PMID:  1604277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Indications of an increased risk of brain cancer in some, but not all, epidemiologic studies on glassworkers inspired further investigations in a geographically restricted region where the Swedish glass industry is located. Only a small and insignificant excess of brain cancer death was found among glassworkers when compared with the rest of the population in the area. However, when the brain cancer mortality of the glassworkers was compared with that of the whole Swedish population, a rather high risk was found, but an equally high risk was also seen for the rest of the population in this region when compared with national figures. Besides glassworkers, especially farmers, but also other occupational groups had an increased risk of brain cancer that suggested the possibility of an environmental factor affecting the whole population in the region. Hence particular worker groups may sometimes take on a regional mortality pattern that simulates an occupational risk.
G Wingren; O Axelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-15     Completed Date:  1992-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Medicine, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / etiology,  mortality
Brain Neoplasms / etiology,  mortality*
Cause of Death*
Cluster Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / etiology,  mortality*
Occupational Exposure*
Risk Factors
Sweden / epidemiology

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