Abstracts from the Literature - Benzene November 2005


ARTICLE: "Cancer Incidence Among Danish Seafarers: A Population Based Cohort Study."

JOURNAL: Clinics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2005 Nov;62(11):761-5.

AUTHORS: Kaerlev L, Hansen J, Hansen HL, Nielsen PS.

SUMMARY: Seafarers aboard oil and chemical tankers may be exposed to many chemicals, including substances like benzene that are known to be carcinogenic. A cohort of all Danish seafarers during 1986-1999 (33,340 men; 11,291 women) registered by the Danish Maritime Authority with an employment history was linked with the nationwide Danish Cancer Registry and followed up for cancer until the end …


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