Occupational differences in rates of lung cancer

J Occup Med. 1976 Dec;18(12):797-801. doi: 10.1097/00043764-197612000-00005.


Lung cancer rates in Los Angeles County were reviewed for different occupations and industries. Employment groups found to be at excess risk who have not been previously implicated included roofers, dental lab technicians, decorators, nonautomotive mechanics, photoengravers, clothing ironers, electricians, bar and restaurant managers, janitors: and workers in the radio-TV brooad-casting, dairy, leather, food and drink, bakery, and auto repair industries. Mo lung cancer in Los Angeles County had exposure to asbestos, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds (PAH), or both.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • California
  • Death Certificates
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / etiology
  • Lung Neoplasms / mortality
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Occupations
  • Risk