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Epidemiologic notes and reports: Angiosarcoma of the liver among polyvinyl chloride workers--Kentucky. 1974
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    Between September 1967 and December 1973, 4 cases of angiosarcoma of the liver were diagnosed among men employed in the polyvinyl chloride polymerization section of a B.F. Goodrich plant near Louisville, Kentucky. This section of the plant began operations in 1938. It employs about 270 Persons and produces polyvinyl chloride as well as a variety of copolymers by polymerization of vinyl chloride monomer. All 4 men had worked continuously in the section for at least 14 years prior to onset of illness (Table 1); all 4 had worked directly in various phases of the polymerization process.

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