Boston: According to analysis of an exhaustive database on mortality, computer factories may be called a hotbed for different types of cancers.
By means of a study Richard W. Clapp, M.P.H., D.Sc. of Boston University has explained that cancers of the brain, kidney and breast were the main reasons for mortality amongst IBM employees as against the rest of the population. The pattern of deaths did not show any difference between men and women.
The majority of the employees were male; 27,272 men and 4,669 women. Nearly 7,697 cancer deaths took place among men and 1,667 in women. The age at the time of death averaged at 64.5 years for male workers and 63.4 for female workers.
When Dr.Clapp analyzed the malignancies, he found that cancer mortality ratios were higher amongst male manufacturing workers.