The authors previously reported results from the largest cohort mortality study of ethylene oxide-exposed workers that has been conducted to date.
Here they extend their previous work by quantitatively examining the relation between cancer mortality and ethylene oxide exposure.
This study included workers from 13 of the 14 geographically distinct facilities that were included in the previous investigation.
These facilities began regularly using ethylene oxide to sterilize medical supplies or spices sometime between 1938 and 1969.
Workers were followed from first exposure through December 31, 1987.
Historical exposures to ethylene oxide were estimated using a regression model.
Standard life-table analysis was used to examine cancer mortality in three categories of cumulative exposure to ethylene oxide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Oxirane, Toxicité, Exposition professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mortalité, Leucémie, Tumeur maligne, Temps exposition, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethylene oxide, Toxicity, Occupational exposure, Epidemiology, Human, Mortality, Leukemia, Malignant tumor, Exposure time, United States, North America, America, Malignant hemopathy
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