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Cardiovascular mortality among Swedish pulp and paper mill workers
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Pain and Occupational Centre, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Centre.
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2007 (English)In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, ISSN 0271-3586, Vol. 50, no 3, 221-226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: Malignant diseases but also cardiovascular and respiratory disorders and diabetes mellitus have been associated with work in pulp and paper production. The present cohort focuses on cardiovascular mortality in relation to various exposures in this industry. Methods: The cohort, followed-up for mortality, includes 7,107 workers, 6,350 men and 757 women, from three major old mills in the middle of Sweden. Results: Instead of a healthy-worker effect, a slightly increased risk for death in diseases of the circulatory system was found for male workers. Notably, work with sulfate digestion, steam and power generation and maintenance was associated with significantly increased risks. Cerebrovascular diseases showed non-significantly increased risks for maintenance and paper and paperboard production and manufacture. Conclusions: The differences in risk among various parts of the production are striking although it is hard to pinpoint any specific exposures. Dust and small particles along with sulfur compounds might be suspected. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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2007. Vol. 50, no 3, 221-226 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39217DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20449Local ID: 47346OAI: diva2:260066
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-09-03

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