Mecys Stukonis

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BACKGROUND The textile industry is one of the largest employers in Lithuania. IARC monograph concludes that working in the textile manufacturing industry entails exposures that are possibly carcinogenic to humans. The purpose of this study was to investigate risk of lung cancer incidence in textile industry workers by the type of job and evaluate the(More)
Altogether 14,650 workers employed at least for 1 year a the textile factory in Alytus, Lithuania, were included in the cohort and followed during the period from 1978 to 1997. The standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for men was 1.28. The incidence of esophagus cancer was significant higher (SIR 3.42). It increased only slightly for lung (SIR 1.35). In the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine site-specific cancer incidence among women spinning-weaving and dyeing-finishing workers in the largest flax textile factory in Lithuania. METHOD The cancer incidence of a cohort of 3447 women workers from a flax textile factory was investigated for the period 1978-2002. All subjects were employed at the plant in the period(More)
The four volumes of "Cancer Incidences in Five Continents" provided the data for studying the geographical differences in melanoma incidence. The cancer cumulative incidence rate was used, along with other descriptive markers: sex ratio, age group distribution and sub-site distribution. The incidence of melanoma was correlated with other sites of cancer(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to evaluate cancer incidence in the large cotton-manufacturing factory in Lithuania. Altogether 10,198 workers employed at least 1 year in 1969-1997 were included in the cohort and followed during the period 1978/01/01-1997/12/31. National cancer rates were used to calculate the expected number of cancer cases. The(More)