Anita Høgetveit

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In a previous report (Pedersen et al., 1973) an excess risk of respiratory cancer among Norwegian nickel workers was demonstrated. The number of cancer cases was relatively small for the study of temporal changes in exposure. In this report the number of cancer cases increased by 70% through an extended follow-up to 1979, and the results published(More)
Histological examinations were made on nasal biopsy specimens from the middle turbinate in 318 active and 15 retired nickel workers and in 57 controls, to study the prevalence of nasal carcinoma or possible precancerous mucosal changes in nickel-exposed individuals. The histopathological changes were evaluated according to a point-score scale, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Adhering to current IFCC recommendations, we calculated upper 97.5 % reference limits for serum tumor markers. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum samples from 498 healthy individuals from the Nordic reference interval project (NORIP) were investigated for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), CA125 and MUC1 (episialin, CA15.3) using in-house(More)
One of the basic problems in monitoring exposure of nickel refining workers has been the unclear correlation between plasma nickel, urine nickel, and airborne nickel during the eight-hour work period or throughout the 24-hour day. In previous studies the authors have demonstrated the value of biological sampling in an occupational health program in the(More)
Histologic examination of standard biopsy specimens from nasal mucosa were performed on 98 former and present employees at a nickel refinery and 61 controls. Histologic characteristics of the epithelium were graded blindly according to a point score table. The histologic scores were compared to certain epidemiologic data, such as the degree and duration of(More)
Histological examination of nasal biopsy specimens, rhinoscopical evaluation and nickel analysis in plasma and urine were performed on 59 retired nickel workers. The histological characteristics were graded according to a numerical classification table. Workers with short employment and short retirement time had a significantly lower mean histological(More)
Chromosomal aberrations and sister chromatid exchanges were analysed in the peripheral lymphocytes of nine retired nickel refinery workers 4-15 years after the retirement and compared with 11 matched non-nickel exposed controls. None of the controls had previous occupations with known relation to induction of chromosomal aberrations nor sister chromatid(More)
Nasal histology and nickel concentration in the plasma and urine of nickel workers were reexamined after 4 a for an evaluation of the effect of improvements in the refining process and work conditions. Ninety-eight (31%) nickel workers who were part of a previous study were reexamined. In addition, 33 of the original 38 workers with nasal epithelial(More)
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