Mortality and cancer incidence in Ontario glass fiber workers.

  title={Mortality and cancer incidence in Ontario glass fiber workers.},
  author={Harry S. Shannon and Angus Muir and Ted Haines and Dave K. Verma},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={55 7},
BACKGROUND In a previous cohort study of glass fiber manufacturing, we found a significant increase in lung cancer. This study extends the follow-up period. METHODS We conducted a historical prospective study of 2557 men employed in producing glass wool. We obtained work histories, causes and dates of death, and date and site of cancer diagnoses. We computed standardized mortality and incidence ratios (SMR, SIR). RESULTS The overall SMR for lung cancer was 163 (95% CI = 118-221). The SMR… CONTINUE READING

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