Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland anställda i pappers- och massaindustri, 1996
Projektledare Håkan Westberg
Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland anställda i pappers- och massaindustri, 1996
Projektledare Håkan Westberg

Project number : 239791
Created by: Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, 2017-12-20
Last revised by: Gunilla Hällzon, 2019-01-23
Project created in: FoU Region Örebro län

CompletedCompleted
1996-01-01
Rekrytering/datainsamling pågår
2012-12-31
Projektet avslutat

Registeranmälan

  1. Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland anställda i pappers- och massaindustri, 1996 Projektledare Håkan Westberg, PUL-anmälan
  2. Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland anställda i pappers- och massaindustri, 1996 Projektledare Håkan Westberg, Projektbeskrivning

Titel och sammanfattning

Populärvetenskaplig sammanfattning

Sjuklighet och dödlighet studerades för arbetare inom pappers- och massaindustrin .

Projektspecifik information

Ämnesord

checked Arbetsmedicin och miljömedicin


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Studietyp

Observationsstudie

Randomiserad studie

Nej

Diagnoskod för huvuddiagnos

Z00-Z13 Kontakt med hälso- och sjukvården för undersökning och utredning

Multicenterstudie

Nej

Etikprövningsmyndighetens diarienummer

2004:M-211, 2004/211/1, 2004/211/2

Inklusionsstatus

 Planerat antalAntal tillfrågadeScreen-failureAntal randominserade
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Vetenskaplig sammanfattning

Purpose Associations between various malignancies and work in the pulp and paper industry have been reported but mostly in analyses of mortality rather than incidence. We aimed to study cancer incidence by main mill pulping process, department and gender in a Swedish cohort of pulp and paper mill workers. Methods The cohort (18,113 males and 2,292 females enrolled from 1939 to 1999 with >1 year of employment) was followed up for cancer incidence from 1958 to 2001. Information on the workers’ department and employment was obtained from the mills’ personnel files, and standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were calculated using the Swedish population as reference. Results Overall cancer incidence, in total 2,488 cases, was not increased by work in any department. However, risks of pleural mesothelioma were increased among males employed in sulphate pulping (SIR, 8.38; 95 % CI, 3.37–17) and maintenance (SIR, 6.35; 95 % CI, 3.47–11), with no corresponding increase of lung cancer. Testicular cancer risks were increased among males employed in sulphate pulping (SIR, 4.14; 95 % CI, 1.99–7.61) and sulphite pulping (SIR, 2.59; 95 % CI, 0.95–5.64). Female paper production workers showed increased risk of skin tumours other than malignant melanoma (SIR, 2.92; 95 % CI, 1.18–6.02). Conclusions Incidence of pleural mesothelioma was increased in the cohort, showing that asbestos exposure still has severe health consequences, and highlighting the exigency of strict asbestos regulations and elimination. Testicular cancer was increased among pulping department workers. Shift work and endocrine disruptors could be of interest in this context

To study cancer mortality among Swedish pulp and paper mill workers by main mill pulping process and department, and to present the Swedish part of an international exposure measurements database. A cohort of 18,163 male and 2,290 female workers at four sulfate and four sulfite mills, enrolled from 1939 to 1999, was followed up for mortality during 1952-2001. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) relative to the general Swedish population were calculated. There were 1,340 malignant cases out of 5,898 deaths. Total cancer mortality was not increased in either sulfate or sulfite mill workers, or by gender. Lung cancer mortality was increased among female workers (SMR 1.70, 95% CI 1.04-2.63), especially in paper production, but not among male workers (SMR 0.91, 95% CI 0.79-1.04). Exposure to wood dust and sulfur dioxide frequently exceeded occupational exposure limits. Female paper production workers had an increased mortality from lung cancer.

Involverade parter

Arbetsplats

Added workplaces

Regioner - Region Örebro Län - Hälso- och sjukvård - Område thorax kärl diagnostik - Arbets- och miljömedicinska kliniken workplace verified by Region Örebro län on 2018-06-14

Slutrapport

Slutrapport

Cancer mortality in Swedish cohort of pulp and paper mill workers  August 2009

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 83(2):123-32 DOI 10.1007/s00420-009-0446-1

Cancer incidence among Swedish pulp and paper mill workers: A cohort study of sulphate and sulphite mills

May 2012 International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 86(5) DOI 10.1007/s00420-012-0785-1


Dödlighet och cancersjuklighet bland anställda i pappers- och massaindustri, 1996
Projektledare Håkan Westberg, from FoU Region Örebro län
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