Choroidal Melanoma: Possible Exposure to Industrial Toxins

Daniel M. Albert, Carmen A. Puliafito

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To the Editor: We have documented two cases of choroidal melanoma and one case of squamous-cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva, occurring over three years (1971–74) in a population of chemical workers at a plant in the Ohio Valley region. The chemical company involved supplied data, unreviewed by ourselves, stating that only these three cases had occurred over a longer (1956–74) period. They noted that the total age-adjusted incidence of all forms of eye cancer in this population over the longer period was 0.5; this figure would represent a six-fold excess of observed over expected cases and would be statistically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-635
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 17 1977
Externally publishedYes

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