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Kreftrisiko Blant Norske Papir- Og Cellulosearbeidere

Hilde Langseth

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<strong><span style="font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;"><span style="font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;"><p align="left"> </p></span></span><p align="left"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;">ENGLISH SUMMARY</span></span></p></strong><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><p align="left">Langseth H.</p></span></span></span><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><p align="left"> </p></span></span><p align="left"><strong><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;">Cancer risk in Norwegian pulp and paper workers. </span></span></strong><em><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT;">Nor J Epidemiol </span></span></em><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;">2001; </span></span><strong><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT;">11 </span></span></strong><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT;">(2): 187-192.<p align="left">Results from a historical prospective cohort study on Norwegian pulp and paper workers showed a significant</p><p align="left">increase in risk of lung cancer, pleural mesothelioma, colon cancer and malignant melanomas among</p><p align="left">men, compared to the Norwegian population. The risk of lung cancer was highest among sulphite mill</p><p align="left">workers. The risk of pleural mesothelioma was highest among maintenance workers with asbestos exposure.</p><p align="left">Most of the increased risk in lung cancer can be explained by a combination of smoking habits and</p><p align="left">asbestos use, although an effect of other work-related exposures (sulfur and chloride compounds, wood</p><p align="left">dust) cannot be excluded. Among the female part of the cohort we found a significant excess in risk of</p><p align="left">ovarian cancer. The risk was highest among those younger than 55 years, and mostly among those working</p><p align="left">in paper departments. Relatively little is known about the causes of ovarian cancer, but it is however</p><p align="left">known that 5-7% can be explained by hereditary factors. Furthermore, fertility pattern plays a role.</p><p align="left">Asbestos and talc, which both have been used in the pulp and paper industry, are occupational and environmental</p><p>agents, discussed as possible carcinogens for ovarian cancer.</p></span></span></p>