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Document ID (ISN)51286
CIS number 89-488
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McLaughlin J.K., Malker H.S.R., Blot W.J., Ericsson J.L.E., Gemne G., Fraumeni J.F.
Title Malignant melanoma in the printing industry - Brief report
Bibliographic information 1988, Vol.13, No.2, p.301-304. 6 ref.
Abstract To evaluate a recent report of malignant malanoma among printers, use was made of the Cancer-Environment Registry of Sweden, which links national cancer incidence and employment data. Employees in the newspaper printing industry had almost twice the incidence of melanoma than expected. Elevated risks were found not only among typographers and machine repairers, but also among journalists, editors, and business executives in the printing industry. Further studies are needed to clarify this relationship and to identify specific exposures that may be responsible.
Descriptors (primary) melanoma; Sweden; printing industry; frequency rates; morbidity; lubricating oils; ultraviolet radiation
Descriptors (secondary) neoplasms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Non-ionizing radiation