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Retrospective Cohort Mortality Study of a Phosphate Fertilizer Production Facility.


PB84146968

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Stayner, L. T.; Meinhardt, T.; Lemen, R.; Bayliss, D.; Herrick, R.
Page Count 28
Abstract The mortality experience of workers in the phosphate fertilizer industry (SIC-5191) was evaluated. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine if workers had an increased risk of lung cancer. A total of 3160 workers were investigated. None of the cause specific Standard Mortality Ratios (SMRs) were significantly elevated. For white males no trends associated with lung cancer were evident for either duration of employment or length of followup. For black males, the SMRs appeared to increase with both duration of employment and length of followup, although there were only a few deaths in each of these categories. The authors conclude that there was a statistically significant excess in lung cancer mortality among black males in the longest duration of employment and followup categories. Although the small number of deaths involved preclude generalizing from this result, the finding is suggestive of a possible association with occupational exposure.
Keywords
  • Fertilizers
  • Industries
  • Mortality
  • Statistical analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Neoplasms
  • Occupational diseases
  • Phosphate fertilizers
  • SIC 5191
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Risk assessment
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
  • 57P - Pest Control
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrywide Studies Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198409
Retrospective Cohort Mortality Study of a Phosphate Fertilizer Production Facility.
Retrospective Cohort Mortality Study of a Phosphate Fertilizer Production Facility.
PB84146968

  • Fertilizers
  • Industries
  • Mortality
  • Statistical analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Neoplasms
  • Occupational diseases
  • Phosphate fertilizers
  • SIC 5191
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Risk assessment
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
  • 57P - Pest Control
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
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