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Document ID (ISN)112203
CIS number 11-0807
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2011
Convention or series no. 16-530-A-10
Author(s) Questel F.
Title Occupational malignant blood diseases
Original title Hémopathies malignes d'origine professionnelle [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2011, No.172, 12p. 101 ref.
Abstract Malignant blood diseases are rare pathologies for which occupational causes are probably underestimated. Benzene and ionizing radiation are the only causal agents which are recognized as having potential to cause leukaemia. Uncertainties concerning other agents remain, in particular for ethylene oxide, pesticides, electromagnetic fields and certain infectious agents, for which further epidemiological studies need to be continued.
Descriptors (primary) myeloma; lymphoma; leukaemia; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) electromagnetic radiation; ionizing radiation; benzene; toluene; xylene; glycol ethers; ethylene oxide; formaldehyde; viruses; infectious diseases; medical supervision; substitution
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Physical hazards
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Cancer and carcinogens
Blood diseases