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Document ID (ISN)112531
CIS number 12-0203
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pukkala E., Härmä M.
Title Does shift work cause cancer?
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.33, No.5, p.321-323. 18 ref.
Internet access Does_shift_work_cause_cancer_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract This editorial discusses some of the evidence linking shift work to the risk of cancer. Topics addressed include: critical review of a long-term population-based study in Sweden suggesting no effect of shift work in cancer risk; circadian rhythm; melatonin; exposure to artificial daylight.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; cancer; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; hormone secretion; circadian rhythm; artificial lighting; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Lighting, colour and vision
Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Hours of work
Lighting and colour