Affordable Access

Mortality in New Zealand workers exposed to phenoxy herbicides and dioxins.

Authors
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group
Publication Date
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Geography
  • Medicine

Abstract

’t Mannetje, A; McLean, D; Cheng, S; Boffetta, P; Colin, D; Pearce, N (2005) Mortality in New Zealand workers exposed to phenoxy her- bicides and dioxins. Occupational and environmental medicine, 62 (1). pp. 34-40. ISSN 1351-0711 Downloaded from: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/1485/ Usage Guidelines Please refer to usage guidelines at http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/policies.html or alterna- tively contact [email protected] Available under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ ORIGINAL ARTICLE Mortality in New Zealand workers exposed to phenoxy herbicides and dioxins A ’t Mannetje, D McLean, S Cheng, P Boffetta, D Colin, N Pearce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See end of article for authors’ affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Correspondence to: Dr A ’t Mannetje, Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University Wellington Campus, PO Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand; a.mannetje@ massey.ac.nz Accepted 15 September 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Occup Environ Med 2005;62:34–40. doi: 10.1136/oem.2004.015776 Aims: To evaluate mortality in New Zealand phenoxy herbicide producers and sprayers exposed to dioxins. Methods: Phenoxy herbicide producers (n = 1025) and sprayers (n = 703) were followed up from 1 January 1969 and 1 January 1973 respectively to 31 December 2000. A total of 813 producers and 699 sprayers were classified as exposed to dioxin and phenoxy herbicides. Standardised mortality ratios (SMR) were calculated using national mortality rates. Results: At the end of follow up, 164 producers and 91 sprayers had died. Cancer mortality was reduced for sprayers (SMR=0.82, 95% C

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Mortality in New Zealand workers exposed to phenox...

on Occupational and Environmental... Jan 01, 2005

Mortality in New Zealand workers exposed to phenox...

on Occupational and Environmental... January 2005

Cancer mortality in workers exposed to phenoxy her...

on American Journal of Epidemiolo... Jun 15, 1997
More articles like this..