Cohort mortality study of 57,000 painters and other union members: a 15 year update.

  title={Cohort mortality study of 57,000 painters and other union members: a 15 year update.},
  author={Kyle N. Steenland and S Palu},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={56 5},
OBJECTIVES To study mortality patterns in the largest existing cohort of painters. METHODS 15 years of follow up were added to a study of 42,170 painters and 14,316 non-painters based on union records. There were 23,458 deaths, compared with 5313 in the earlier follow up. RESULTS Comparisons with the United States population showed significantly increased rates in painters for lung cancer (standardised mortality ratio (SMR) 1.23, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.17 to 1.29), bladder… CONTINUE READING


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