Mortality in employees of a Scottish paper mill.

  title={Mortality in employees of a Scottish paper mill.},
  author={David Coggon and G A Wield and Brian Pannett and Lesley G. Campbell and Paolo Boffetta},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={32 5},
To assess possible health risks associated with the manufacture of paper, we carried out a retrospective analysis of mortality among 4,242 men and women employed at a Scottish paper mill between 1955 and 1992. During follow-up to 1994, 959 subjects had died giving an SMR of 0.85 (95% CI 0.80-0.90) in comparison with the national population. Mortality from all cancer (SMR 0.77, 95% CI 0.68-0.88) and particularly from lung cancer (SMR 0.64, 95% CI 0.50-0.81) was lower than expected. An excess of… CONTINUE READING