Long-term health experience of jet engine manufacturing workers: VII: Occupational exposures

Kathleen J. Kennedy, Nurtan A. Esmen, Roger P. Hancock, Steven Lacey, Gary M. Marsh, Jeanine M. Buchanich, Ada O. Youk

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Objective: To reconstruct agent-specific occupational exposures for a cohort of jet engine manufacturing workers for use in an epidemiological mortality study. Methods: Potential chemical and physical exposures at eight jet engine manufacturing and overhaul/repair plants were evaluated for the period 1952 to 2001. Eleven agents were selected for detailed examination, and a jobexposure matrix was constructed. Results: Quantitative exposure estimates were generated for metalworking fluids, nickel, cobalt, chromium, solvents, and incomplete combustion aerosol from metalworking fluids. Qualitative exposure estimates were assigned for ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, polychlorinated biphenyls, and lead-cadmium. All exposures showed decreasing trends over the study period. Conclusions: The quantitative exposure levels generated in this study were lower than early contemporaneous professional practice recommendations and were similar to or lower than published data from other industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676-689
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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Electromagnetic Fields
Professional Practice
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Chromium
Occupational Exposure
Cobalt
Ionizing Radiation
Nickel
Aerosols
Cadmium
Epidemiologic Studies
Industry
Mortality
Health
Lead

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Long-term health experience of jet engine manufacturing workers : VII: Occupational exposures. / Kennedy, Kathleen J.; Esmen, Nurtan A.; Hancock, Roger P.; Lacey, Steven; Marsh, Gary M.; Buchanich, Jeanine M.; Youk, Ada O.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 55, No. 6, 01.06.2013, p. 676-689.

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Kennedy, Kathleen J. ; Esmen, Nurtan A. ; Hancock, Roger P. ; Lacey, Steven ; Marsh, Gary M. ; Buchanich, Jeanine M. ; Youk, Ada O. / Long-term health experience of jet engine manufacturing workers : VII: Occupational exposures. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 55, No. 6. pp. 676-689.
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