Mortality study of employees engaged in the manufacture and use of hydroquinone.

@article{Pifer1995MortalitySO,
  title={Mortality study of employees engaged in the manufacture and use of hydroquinone.},
  author={J W Pifer and F T Hearne and F A Swanson and John L O'Donoghue},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={1995},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={267-80}
}
Mortality in a 1942-1990 cohort of 858 men and 21 women employed in the manufacture and use of hydroquinone was evaluated through 1991. Average exposure concentrations, 1949-1990, ranged from 0.1 to 6.0 mg/m3 for hydroquinone dust and from less than 0.1 to 0.3 for quinone vapor (estimated 8-h time-weighted averages). Compared with general population and occupational referents, there were statistically significant deficits in total mortality and deaths due to cancer. No significant excesses were… CONTINUE READING