An association of upper respiratory cancer with exposure to diethyl sulfate.

@article{Lynch1979AnAO,
  title={An association of upper respiratory cancer with exposure to diethyl sulfate.},
  author={John C. Lynch and N M Hanis and Michael G Bird and Keith J. Murray and James P. Walsh},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  year={1979},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={333-41}
}
A morbidity and mortality study of workers at an alcohol manufacturing plant which included several weak acid isopropyl alcohol units and a strong acid ethanol unit is described. An excess mortality of upper respiratory cancer was found and associated with work on the strong acid ethanol unit. The strong acid ethanol process used resulted in high concentrations of diethyl sulfate, which has been shown to be carcinogenic in animals, and the unit, which closed on 1975, had significant… CONTINUE READING