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Case Control Study of Lung Cancer in Civilian Employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine.


PB87234217

Publication Date 1986
Personal Author Rinsky, R. A.; Hornung, R. W.; Waxweiler, R. J.; Bierbaum, P. J.; Melius, J. M.
Page Count 42
Abstract A case/control study of deaths due to lung cancer in civilian workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (SIC-3731), Kittery, Maine was conducted. Cases consisted of white males who had worked at the shipyard at some time during the period January 1, 1952, through August 15, 1977, and who died from a malignant neoplasm of the trachea, bronchus, or lung (lung cancer). Three comparison subjects were selected for each case, based on date of birth, date of first employment, and duration of employment. Odds ratios were elevated for radiation exposure history, asbestos (1332214) exposure, and exposure to welding byproducts. The authors concluded that the results neither support nor exclude an association between radiation exposure and lung cancer mortality at the facility.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Pulmonary neoplasms
  • Carcinogens
  • Radiation effects
  • Asbestos deposits
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Shipyards
  • Hazardous materials
  • Welders(Personnel)
  • Inspection
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 3731
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • 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 National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198724
Case Control Study of Lung Cancer in Civilian Employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine.
Case Control Study of Lung Cancer in Civilian Employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine.
PB87234217

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Pulmonary neoplasms
  • Carcinogens
  • Radiation effects
  • Asbestos deposits
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Shipyards
  • Hazardous materials
  • Welders(Personnel)
  • Inspection
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 3731
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • 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
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