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Session: Dangerous Work: Occupational Epidemiology
3260.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Dangerous Work: Occupational Epidemiology
This session looks at occupational exposure to various industrial substances and the development of cancer. Presenters will examine exposure-response curves for metalworking fluids and prostate cancer, identify occupational factors associated with cancers of the bladder and the renal pelvis, and explore the association between occupational history and prostate cancer. Results of a mortality study of workers at a nuclear weapons fabrication facility will be reported as will differences in mortality by radiation monitoring status among a large cohort of naval shipyard workers.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Describe approaches used to characterize exposure to metal working fluids. 2. Describe the mortality experience of workers at the Pantex nuclear weapons plant. 3. Recognize mortality results that may suggest potential for confounding in internal analyses of an occupational cohort. 4. Understand methods for estimating occupational exposure and analyzing occupational data. 5. Describe occupational exposures which may increase a man's risk of prostate cancer.
Moderator(s):Robin Taylor Wilson, MA, PhD
2:30 PMIncidence of prostate cancer in relation to time windows of exposure to metalworking fluids  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ilir Agalliu, MD, ScD, Ellen A. Eisen, ScD, David Kriebel, ScD, Margaret M. Quinn, ScD, CIH, David H. Wegman, MD, MSc
2:45 PMMortality update for the Pantex weapons facility
Jenneh Burphy, MPH, Sharon Silver, MS, Shannon Hiratzka, MPH, Mary Schubauer-Berigan, PHD, Kathy Waters, BS
3:00 PMDifferences in mortality by radiation monitoring status in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers
Sharon Silver, MS, Robert D Daniels, BS, Mary Schubauer-Berigan, PHD
3:15 PMOccupational exposures and the risk of prostate cancer in african-american men: The flint menís health study
Julie C. McLaughlin, MS, MPH, Aruna V. Sarma, PhD, Rodney Dunn, MS, John T. Wei, MD, James E. Montie, MD, David Schottenfeld, MD, Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Occupational Health and Safety; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA