Mortality among Workers Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in an Electrical Capacitor Manufacturing Plant in Indiana: An Update

@inproceedings{Ruder2006MortalityAW,
  title={Mortality among Workers Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in an Electrical Capacitor Manufacturing Plant in Indiana: An Update},
  author={Avima M. Ruder and Misty Jena Hein and Nancy B Nilsen and Martha A. Waters and Patricia A. Laber and Karen E. Davis-King and Mary M. Prince and Elizabeth A. Whelan},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2006}
}
An Indiana capacitor-manufacturing cohort (n=3,569) was exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from 1957 to 1977. The original study of mortality through 1984 found excess melanoma and brain cancer; other studies of PCB-exposed individuals have found excess non-Hodgkin lymphoma and rectal, liver, biliary tract, and gallbladder cancer. Mortality was updated through 1998. Analyses have included standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using rates for Indiana… CONTINUE READING
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