Cancer incidence and cancer mortality in a cohort of semiconductor workers: an update

Sorahan, T., Pope, D. and McKiernan, M.J. (1992) Cancer incidence and cancer mortality in a cohort of semiconductor workers: an update. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49 (3). pp. 215-216. ISSN 1351-0711

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Abstract

In 1985 a report was published on incidence of cancer and cancer mortality among a cohort of 1807 workers from a semiconductor factory.' For the total study cohort, observed numbers of deaths (and incident cases) for all cancers were close to those expected. For incidence of melanoma, three cases were observed and 0 68 were expected. This excess was of borderline significance at the 5% level and was not associated with either duration of employment in the plant or duration of employment in the photomasking process-a process that involves potential exposure to ultraviolet light. This report provides results from a further seven years of follow upnamely mortality data to the end of 1989 and data on the incidence of cancer to the end of 1988

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 13:50
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/2473

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