Occupation and bladder cancer: a death-certificate study

Br J Cancer. 1992 Sep;66(3):568-78. doi: 10.1038/bjc.1992.316.


Occupational statements on death certificates of 2,457 males aged 25-64 who died from bladder cancer in selected coastal and estaurine regions of England and Wales during 1965-1980 were studied. Excess mortality was found for deck and engine room crew of ships, railway workers, electrical and electronic workers, shoemakers and repairers, and tobacco workers. An excess of cases also occurred among food workers, particularly those employed in the bread and flour confectionary industry or involved in the extraction of animal and vegetable oils and fats. Use of a job-exposure matrix revealed elevated risk for occupations in which most workers were exposed to paints and pigments, benzene and cutting oils.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Air Pollutants, Occupational / adverse effects
  • Death Certificates*
  • England / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupations*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Wales / epidemiology


  • Air Pollutants, Occupational