Mortality experience of employees exposed to 2-mercaptobenzothiazole at a chemical plant in Nitro, West Virginia.

@article{Strauss1993MortalityEO,
  title={Mortality experience of employees exposed to 2-mercaptobenzothiazole at a chemical plant in Nitro, West Virginia.},
  author={M. Strauss and E. Barrick and R. Bannister},
  journal={British Journal of Industrial Medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={50},
  pages={888 - 893}
}
Mortality trends for 1059 production workers at a rubber chemicals plant in Nitro, West Virginia were examined to find whether they had increased mortality from cancer associated with exposure to 2-mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT). This chemical and its derivatives are vulcanising agents that have been manufactured at the plant since 1935. Analyses were conducted on MBT exposed employees by cumulative exposure and time since first exposure, and were also stratified by past assignment to p… Expand
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