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Main Title Mortality Experience of Workers from a Petroleum Refinery at torrance, California with Cover Letter dated 12/18/85 and EPA Acknowledgement Letter.
CORP Author Pittsburgh Univ., PA.;Mobil Oil Corp., New York.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Sep 1985
Year Published 1985
Report Number FYI-AX-0186-0472;
Stock Number OTS-0000472-0
Additional Subjects Petroleum refineries ; Mortality ; Deaths ; Males ; Vital statistics ; Torrance(California) ; White males ; Cohert verification
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS-0000472-0 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/08/2007
Collation 53p
In 1981, Mobil Oil Corporation initiated a series of retrospective cohort mortality studies in three of its major oil refineries. The study of our Torrance refinery conducted by the University of Pittsburgh is complete and we are submitting a copy of the final report for your information. The Torrance, California refinery mortality study examined the mortality experience of 1,621 current and former employees. The study included anyone who worked at least one year between 1959 and 1978 at the refinery. We are encouraged by the study results. Deaths from all causes combined were fewer than expected. The study also found a number of statistically significant deficits in the site specific analyses. Prostatic cancer did show a small positive trend with increasing time since first employment. This finding did not appear to be related to Torrance, but some relationship to the prostatic cancer is suggested with earlier work involving transferred employees from the Vernon refinery which closed its refinery operations around 1935. Unfortunately, there is no opportunity to pursue this analysis since the Vernon personnel records because of the passage of time have either been lost or destroyed.