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Occupational exposure to wood dust and formaldehyde and risk of nasal, nasopharyngeal, and lung cancer among Finnish men

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Management and Research, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#39 of 1,615)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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Title
Occupational exposure to wood dust and formaldehyde and risk of nasal, nasopharyngeal, and lung cancer among Finnish men
Published in
Cancer Management and Research, August 2012
DOI 10.2147/cmar.s30684
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Authors

Angelica Siew, Timo Kauppinen, Pentti Kyyrönen, Eero Pukkala, Heikkila

Abstract

Controversy exists over whether or not occupational inhalation exposure to wood dust and/or formaldehyde increases risk for respiratory cancers. The objective of this study was to examine the risk of nasal, nasopharyngeal, and lung cancer in relation to occupational exposure to wood dust and formaldehyde among Finnish men. The cohort of all Finnish men born between the years 1906 and 1945 and in employment during 1970 was followed up through the Finnish Cancer Registry for cases of cancers of the nose (n = 292), nasopharynx (n = 149), and lung (n = 30,137) during the period 1971-1995. The subjects' occupations, as recorded in the population census in 1970, were converted to estimates of exposure to wood dust, formaldehyde, asbestos, and silica dust through the Finnish job-exposure matrix. Cumulative exposure (CE) was calculated based on the prevalence, average level, and estimated duration of exposure. The relative risk (RR) estimates for the CE categories of wood dust and formaldehyde were defined by Poisson regression, with adjustments made for smoking, socioeconomic status, and exposure to asbestos and/or silica dust. Men exposed to wood dust had a significant excess risk of nasal cancer overall (RR, 1.59; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06-2.38), and specifically nasal squamous cell carcinoma (RR, 1.98; 95% CI, 1.19-3.31). Workers exposed to formaldehyde had an RR of 1.18 (95% CI, 1.12-1.25) for lung cancer. There was no indication that CE to wood dust or formaldehyde would increase the risk of nasopharyngeal cancer. Occupational exposure to wood dust appeared to increase the risk of nasal cancer but not of nasopharyngeal or lung cancer. The slight excess risk of lung cancer observed for exposure to formaldehyde may be the result of residual confounding from smoking. In summary, this study provides further evidence that exposure to wood dust in a variety of occupations may increase the risk of nasal cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 1%
Ghana 1 1%
Unknown 66 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 19%
Student > Postgraduate 10 15%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Master 7 10%
Other 6 9%
Other 14 21%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 32%
Environmental Science 15 22%
Engineering 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 12 18%
Unknown 10 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2021.
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#1,947,918
of 19,028,425 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Management and Research
#39
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Outputs of similar age
#13,483
of 139,617 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Management and Research
#4
of 17 outputs
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