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A mortality study of Danish stokers.
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PMID:  1733455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was set up to investigate whether work as a stoker is associated with an increased risk of specific malignant neoplasms. For this purpose, a cohort of 2777 male stokers was followed up through a 10 year period with regard to cause specific mortality. Comparisons were made with another cohort of unskilled male workers in physically demanding jobs. The mortality of the stokers was significantly increased for lung cancer (standardised mortality ratio (SMR) 145, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 110-186) and for multiple myeloma (SMR 388, 95% CI 106-994). Also, increases were seen for cancer of the urinary organs and cancer of the mouth and throat. The combustion products to which the stokers have been exposed comprise several carcinogenic agents including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, arsenic, and radionuclides. It seems likely that the occupational exposure of stokers has contributed to their excess cancer mortality.
E S Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0007-1072     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ind Med     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-05     Completed Date:  1992-03-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370637     Medline TA:  Br J Ind Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Social Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants, Occupational / adverse effects*
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Neoplasms / etiology
Middle Aged
Multiple Myeloma / etiology
Neoplasms / etiology,  mortality*
Occupational Diseases / etiology,  mortality*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Occupational

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