|Document ID (ISN)||55723|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Seniori Costantini A., Merler E., Saracci R.
||Epidemiological studies on the occupational cancer risk in the tanning, leather and shoe industries
||Studi epidemiologici su rischio cancerogeno ed attivitÓ lavorativa nell'industria della concia, pelletteria e calzatura [in Italian]|
||May-June 1990, Vol.81, No.3, p.184-211. 75 ref.
||A review is made of the epidemiological studies of occupational cancer risks among tannery, leather and shoe industry workers. A risk of nasal cancer associated with exposure to leather dust was confirmed in recent studies. However, a decreasing trend of relative risk has been observed among shoe industry workers. The excess of leukaemia among shoe workers, which was mainly based on the description of numerous cases of acute mycloblastic leukaemia, has also been confirmed by 2 cohorts studies carried out in Italy and the U.K. There are also indications of increases in other cancers (particularly, of the bladder and the lung) among leather and shoe workers. This evidence is unanimous in the studies carried out in Italy but is not supported by the majority of studies performed in other countries. For this reasion, it is considered extremely important to carry out a multicentric study in Italy, paying particular attention to the definition of occupational exposures to carcinogens.
||leather and fur industries; neoplasms; shoe industry; tanning industry
||literature survey; leukaemia; United Kingdom; epidemiologic study; nasal cancer; bladder tumour; lung cancer; Italy
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Leather, fur and footwear
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Footwear, leather and fur industry