Rozalyn J Levine

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In a study of the mortality of Ontario undertakers, a cohort of 1,477 men first licensed during 1928 through 1957 was followed up until the end of 1977. Numbers of observed and expected deaths were determined for the period 1950 through 1977, using mortality rates of Ontario men as the standard. In all, 319 persons had died, compared with 322 expected.(More)
A nested case-control study was undertaken to identify the determinants of lung cancer mortality in a cohort of 8147 foundry men among whom an excess of lung cancer deaths was previously observed. The present study consisted of all lung cancer deaths (N = 220) that occurred within this cohort between 1950 and 1989. both living and dead controls, matched on(More)
To determine whether the carcinogenicity of dinitrotoluene (DNT) in rodent bioassays was predictive for humans, we examined the mortality experience of exposed workers at two ammunition plants. Cohorts of 156 and 301 men who had worked a month or more during the 1940s and 1950s at jobs with opportunity for substantial DNT exposure were followed through the(More)
Exposure of workers to dinitrotoluene (DNT) was evaluated at a DNT manufacturing plant. Urine was collected over 72 hours; work diaries were prepared dialy; breathing zone air was sampled; and skin and environmental surfaces were wiped. Chemical analysis was performed using gas chromatography or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Proportions of urinary(More)
A retrospective cohort mortality study was conducted among 8147 men and 627 women employed in a gray iron foundry for at least 6 months between 1950 and 1979. More than 1700 deaths occurred during a 35-year period of observation. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) for all causes were close to expected values based on the US general population as the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if air conditioning might mitigate summer reductions in semen quality. DESIGN Prospective study of semen quality in summer and winter. SETTING Normal human volunteers were studied in the setting of a fertility laboratory. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS Two groups of volunteers were selected from the vicinity of New Orleans: 64 men who(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS In warm climates throughout the world, there is a deficit of births during the spring season. To determine whether this deficit might reflect a deleterious effect of heat on the male reproductive capacity during the previous summer, we obtained semen specimens in summer and winter from normal men who worked outdoors in the vicinity of(More)
Rats exposed to technical grade dinitrotoluene (DNT) develop hepatocellular carcinomas. Humans may be exposed to DNT during its manufacture and use. To permit comparisons of human excretion patterns of DNT metabolites with those previously observed in rats, urine specimens were collected over a 72-hr period from workers at a DNT manufacturing plant. Samples(More)