Mortality patterns among workers exposed to acrylamide

J Occup Med. 1989 Jul;31(7):614-7. doi: 10.1097/00043764-198907000-00013.


A cohort of 8854 men, 2293 of whom were exposed to acrylamide, was examined from 1925 to 1983 for mortality. This cohort consisted of four plant populations in two countries: the United States and The Netherlands. No statistically significant excess of all-cause or cause-specific mortality was found among acrylamide workers. Analysis by acrylamide exposure levels showed no trend of increased risk of mortality from several cancer sites. These results do not support the hypothesis that acrylamide is a human carcinogen.

MeSH terms

  • Acrylamide
  • Acrylamides / adverse effects*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
  • Cause of Death*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / mortality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms / mortality
  • Netherlands
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced
  • Occupational Diseases / mortality*
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / mortality
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • United States


  • Acrylamides
  • Acrylamide