Cancer risk among Japanese chromium platers, 1976-2003.

  title={Cancer risk among Japanese chromium platers, 1976-2003.},
  author={Toshiyuki Hara and Tsutomu Hoshuyama and Ken Takahashi and Vanya Delgermaa and Tom Sorahan},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={36 3},
OBJECTIVE The aim of our prospective cohort study was to assess cancer mortality risks among chromium platers. METHODS The cohort comprised 1193 male platers (626 with exposure to chromium, the remainder with no exposure) with a follow-up period of 27 years (1 October 1976 to 31 December 2003). Mortality risk was assessed by the standardized mortality rate (SMR) with reference to the national population. RESULTS Lung cancer mortality was elevated only in the chromium plater subgroup, with… CONTINUE READING