Cancer mortality in a cohort of continuous glass filament workers

Enrico Pira, Marco Manzari, Silvano Gallus, Eva Negri, Cristina Bosetti, Canzio Romano, Joseph K. McLaughlin, Paolo Boffetta, Carlo La Vecchia

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OBJECTIVE: To examine cancer mortality in continuous glass filament workers. METHODS: A cohort of 936 continuous glass filament workers employed in a plant from northern Italy since January 1976 was followed-up through December 2003, for a total of 19,987 man-years. RESULTS: Overall, 144 deaths were observed compared with 160.8 expected based on regional death rates (standardized mortality ratio [SMR] = 0.90, 95% CI = 0.76 to 1.05). There were 53 deaths from all cancers (SMR = 1.01, 95% CI = 0.75 to 1.32), and 21 from lung cancer (SMR = 1.23, 95% CI = 0.76 to 1.89). There was no consistent relation with risk for age at first employment, time since first or last employment, or duration of employment for any of the causes considered. CONCLUSIONS: Although limited in size, this study provides no evidence that continuous glass filament workers experience a significant increased risk of cancer, including respiratory cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

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Cancer mortality in a cohort of continuous glass filament workers. / Pira, Enrico; Manzari, Marco; Gallus, Silvano; Negri, Eva; Bosetti, Cristina; Romano, Canzio; McLaughlin, Joseph K.; Boffetta, Paolo; La Vecchia, Carlo.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 51, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 239-242.

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Pira, E, Manzari, M, Gallus, S, Negri, E, Bosetti, C, Romano, C, McLaughlin, JK, Boffetta, P & La Vecchia, C 2009, 'Cancer mortality in a cohort of continuous glass filament workers', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 239-242. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e318193fd0d
Pira, Enrico ; Manzari, Marco ; Gallus, Silvano ; Negri, Eva ; Bosetti, Cristina ; Romano, Canzio ; McLaughlin, Joseph K. ; Boffetta, Paolo ; La Vecchia, Carlo. / Cancer mortality in a cohort of continuous glass filament workers. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 239-242.
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