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Cancer incidence in the rubber industry in Norway

Tor Norseth, Aage Andersen and Jens Giltvedt
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Vol. 9, Supplement 2. Proceedings of a symposium: Genotoxic health hazards in the rubber industry (1983), pp. 69-71
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40964982
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Topics: Footwear, Leukemia, Tires, Rubber, Lymphoma, Glues, Disease risks, Pancreatic neoplasms, Bladder, Cancer incidence
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Abstract

Cancer incidence was studied among 2,448 male rubber workers employed for 18 months or more with at least eight years of observation time. A suggested increased risk of bladder cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia was found in the footwear department; the number of observed to expected cases was 4/2.81, 5/2.26, and 4/1.76, respectively. An unexpected increased risk of pancreatic cancer was found for the maintenance-workshop department, the observed to expected numbers being 6/0.90.

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