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Mortality in Workers in Electromechanical and Electronics Production.


PB87164232

Publication Date 1986
Personal Author Park, R.; Silverstein, M.; Maizlish, N.; Robins, T.; Mirer, F.
Page Count 88
Abstract Concern expressed by a loal union over excess cancer deaths at an electronics and electromechanical manufacturing facility for aircraft and missile applications prompted this mortality study. Chemical exposures included halogenated solvents, cutting fluids, solder fluxes, epoxy resins, cyanoacrylate resins, and acrylonitrile based resins. From 1965 to 1979 there were 30 deaths from cancer among female workers; 15.5 was the expected number. From 1970 to 1979 there appeared to be significant excess proportions of deaths attributable to pancreatic cancer in men and women and of colon cancer, stomach cancer and ovarian cancer in women. From 1980 through 1983, there has been no evidence of increased cancer; however, the numbers are small. The authors recommend that an independent hygiene assessment be made of current production, paying strict attention to ventilation systems, resin handling systems, solvent use, and cutting fluid control in the grinding and maching operations. The establishment of a hazardous materials control committee is recommended.
Keywords
  • Industrial medicine
  • Electronics industry
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Reproductive system diseases
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Ventilation
  • Cutting fluids
  • Polymers
  • Solvents
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198713
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-81-5104
Mortality in Workers in Electromechanical and Electronics Production.
Mortality in Workers in Electromechanical and Electronics Production.
PB87164232

  • Industrial medicine
  • Electronics industry
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Reproductive system diseases
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Ventilation
  • Cutting fluids
  • Polymers
  • Solvents
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-81-5104
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