Mortality among Paris sewage workers.

  title={Mortality among Paris sewage workers.},
  author={Pascal Wild and Denis Ambroise and Eric Benbrik and A Tiberguent and Nicole Massin},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={63 3},
OBJECTIVES To describe the mortality of Paris sewage workers. METHODS A cohort of all Paris sewage workers since 1970 was established and followed up in mortality until 1999. The causes of death were determined by matching with a national database. The mortality rates were compared to the rates of a local reference population. RESULTS A large excess in mortality (standardised mortality ratio (SMR) = 1.25; 530 cases, 95% CI 1.15 to 1.36) and in particular mortality from cancer (SMR = 1.37… CONTINUE READING

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