Bladder cancer and textile production

Loomis, Dana
August 2008
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Aug2008, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p505
Academic Journal
The article presents a study concerning the bladder cancer in the textile industry in Spain. It discusses textile workers' increased risks of bladder cancer associated with dyes and on whether risk gets higher in other textile production aspects. According to the authors of this research, no overall excess of bladder cancer among textile employees were found, but when specific processes and materials were considered, elevated risk was connected with various textile operations such as winding/warping, exposure to cotton and synthetic material. It also notes that the value of conducting detailed analyses within industries, even in the absence of qualitative exposure measurements is emphasized.


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