Cancer incidence among women flax textile manufacturing workers in Lithuania.

  title={Cancer incidence among women flax textile manufacturing workers in Lithuania.},
  author={Irena Kuzmickienė and Mecys Stukonis},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={67 7},
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 1957-2000 for a minimum of 12 months. Standardised incidence ratios (SIRs) were estimated by use of the corresponding national rates. SIRs were… CONTINUE READING


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