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dc.contributor.authorClapp, R.W.
dc.contributor.authorHoffman, K
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-17T13:45:24Z
dc.date.available2009-10-17T13:45:24Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-01
dc.identifier.citationClapp, R. W., & Hoffman, K. (2008). Cancer mortality in IBM endicott plant workers, 1969-2001: An update on a NY production plant. Environmental Health : A Global Access Science Source, 7, 13. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-7-13en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2383884/?tool=pmcentrezen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/1203
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: In response to concerns expressed by workers at a public meeting, we analyzed the mortality experience of workers who were employed at the IBM plant in Endicott, New York and died between 1969-2001. An epidemiologic feasibility assessment indicated potential worker exposure to several known and suspected carcinogens at this plant. METHODS: We used the mortality and work history files produced under a court order and used in a previous mortality analysis. Using publicly available data for the state of New York as a standard of comparison, we conducted proportional cancer mortality (PCMR) analysis. RESULTS: The results showed significantly increased mortality due to melanoma (PCMR = 367; 95% CI: 119, 856) and lymphoma (PCMR = 220; 95% CI: 101, 419) in males and modestly increased mortality due to kidney cancer (PCMR = 165; 95% CI: 45, 421) and brain cancer (PCMR = 190; 95% CI: 52, 485) in males and breast cancer (PCMR = 126; 95% CI: 34, 321) in females. CONCLUSION: These results are similar to results from a previous IBM mortality study and support the need for a full cohort mortality analysis such as the one being planned by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.en_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.titleCancer mortality in IBM endicott plant workers, 1969-2001: An update on a NY production planten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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