Cancer morbidity in nitrate fertilizer workers.

  title={Cancer morbidity in nitrate fertilizer workers.},
  author={Lars Hagmar and Tom D Bellander and Charlotte Andersson and Kari Linden and Robyn G Attewell and Torgil M{\"o}ller},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={63 1},
A cohort of 2,131 male nitrate fertilizer workers was evaluated for cancer morbidity from 1963 to 1986. No significant increase in total cancer, stomach cancer (5 actual vs 6.7 expected cases), or lung cancer (13 vs 13 expected) was found. On the other hand, 26 actual cases of prostate cancer were observed vs 16 expected cases (standardized morbidity ratio, SMR = 161; 95%, confidence interval, CI = 107-239). This risk increase however, was, not enhanced by applying at least a 10-year latency… CONTINUE READING