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Mortality in a Swedish rubber tire manufacturing plant: Occupational risks or an "unhealthy worker" effect?
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8234-5461
2006 (English)In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, ISSN 0271-3586, Vol. 49, no 8, 617-623 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: In this cohort study a classification of 12 work categories, with specified common exposures, is used to evaluate the mortality among workers in a Swedish rubber tire plant. Methods: Mortality among the cohort members is compared with expected values from national rates. Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) were calculated for the total cohort, for sub-cohorts and with the inclusion of a latency requirement. Results: Male workers had increased risks for total mortality, circulatory death, respiratory death, mental disorders, epilepsy, injuries/poisoning, and for alcohol-related death. Many risks were noted among workers exposed to dust, fumes, or vapor. No trend in risk with increasing duration of employment was seen. Discussion: Some established risks for rubber workers could be related to some specified work categories. The highest risks were noted among workers having a very short duration of employment indicating a possible "unhealthy worker effect" associated with life-style factors or to tasks offered to unskilled workers. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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2006. Vol. 49, no 8, 617-623 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34727DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20328Local ID: 22891OAI: diva2:255575
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-09-03

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