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Document ID (ISN)40759
CIS number 83-1968
ISSN - Serial title 0037-1777 - Semaine des hôpitaux
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Conso F.
Title Aromatic amines in the workplace and urothelial tumours
Original title Amines aromatiques en milieu de travail et tumeurs urothéliales [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1983, Vol.59, No.29-30, p.2103-2106. 9 ref.
Abstract The difficulties involved in showing the relationship between occupational exposure and bladder cancer, due to the delayed appearance of the disease (averaging 20 years after exposure) and the problem of establishing the complete occupational history of patients are dealt with. The reasons are given why in France, compared to other European countries, very few cases of bladder cancer are recognised as occupational diseases. General practitioners are advised to find out the occupational history of bladder cancer patients, if not under the care of industrial physicians. Particularly at risk are workers in the chemical (especially dye manufacturing), textile and rubber industries, those working in laboratories and with pesticides.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; occupational diseases; medical supervision; toxic substances; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; laboratory work; synthetic rubber industry; textile industry; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Workers' compensation
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system