Donna Donaleski

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A cohort of 21,698 U.S. refinery and chemical plant workers was observed for eight years to determine if there were interplant or other variations in causes of mortality. Plant populations in three geographic locations were combined to develop an internal standard for comparing subgroups within the total cohort. At no one geographic site were consistently(More)
The Canadian Mortality Data Base (MDB) was utilized in mortality follow-up of 17,446 refinery and petrochemical workers throughout Canada. The performance of the system in detecting 757 previously known deaths was evaluated. Of the deaths submitted, 93.1% (90% confidence interval (CI) 91.5-94.5) were detected, including 97.6% (90% CI 96.5-98.4) of deaths(More)
Along with our submission to the National Death Index (NDI) of a cohort of more than 23,000 petrochemical and refinery workers, we included 1,449 known U.S. deaths to determine the completeness of death ascertainment through the NDI. A number of factors that may affect follow-up were examined including sex, race, age and reporting area. Overall, NDI(More)
This retrospective mortality study was conducted among 34,597 oil industry workers in diverse operating segments. Employees were traced through Statistics Canada, and overall mortality (SMR = 0.85) was lower than general population rates and similar to other petrochemical cohorts. The most notable finding was a significant excess of malignant melanoma(More)
A dynamic retrospective cohort study was performed to examine the mortality experience of 21,698 workers at Exxon's refineries and chemical plants in Baton Rouge, La.; Baytown, Tex.; and Bayway/Bayonne, N.J. Included were 15,437 regular employees who worked at least one month during the period Jan. 1, 1970, through Dec. 31, 1977, and 6,261 retirees who were(More)
A historical cohort study of refinery and chemical plant workers, originally observed from 1970 to 1977, was updated to the end of 1982. This cohort included 25,321 active, retired, and terminated workers at the Exxon refineries and chemical plants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Baytown, Texas; and Bayway/Bayonne, New Jersey. An emphasis was placed on the(More)
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