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Mortality Analysis of Workers Exposed to Chloroprene.


PB83193581

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Leet, T. L.; Selevan, S. G.
Page Count 44
Abstract A historical cohort mortality study of 1,575 men occupationally exposed to chloroprene was conducted by the medical division of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. The study was designed to evaluate the risk of lung cancer and other major causes of mortality with respect to chloroprene exposure. The study showed no association between chloroprene exposure and an increased risk of mortality from specific diseases, including lung cancer. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) assisted DuPont in the study by providing additional epidemiologic resources. NIOSH was able to determine the vital status of 223 of 240 men in the cohort who could not be located by DuPont. This effort reduced the percentage of men lost to follow-up from 15.2% to 1.1%. Once the original study was completed, NIOSH was given the data by DuPont to reanalyze, using the NIOSH modified life table computer program. This report summarizes the results of the reanalysis.
Keywords
  • Chloroprene resins
  • Mortality
  • Rubber industry
  • Chlorine aliphatic compounds
  • Males
  • Risk
  • Exposure
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198316
Mortality Analysis of Workers Exposed to Chloroprene.
Mortality Analysis of Workers Exposed to Chloroprene.
PB83193581

  • Chloroprene resins
  • Mortality
  • Rubber industry
  • Chlorine aliphatic compounds
  • Males
  • Risk
  • Exposure
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
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