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Document ID (ISN)74367
CIS number 00-120
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shen N., Weiderpass E., Anttila A., Goldberg M.S., Vasama-Neuvonen K.M., Boffetta P., Vainio H.U., Partanen T.J.
Title Epidemiology of occupational and environmental risk factors related to ovarian cancer
Bibliographic information June 1998, Vol.24, No.3, p.175-182. 98 ref.
Abstract Articles published during 1970-1997 from 48 epidemiologic studies on occupational and environmental risk factors of ovarian cancer are reviewed. The moderate amount of data on nurses, teachers, professionals, dry cleaning employees, women in agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists, waitresses, and cooks show very little, if any, evidence of excess risk. Hairdressers, beauticians, and women employed in the printing industry may be at increased risk, but the data are insufficient for strong conclusions. Few high-quality studies have been carried out and no chemical agents have been studied extensively, with the exception of exposure to talc. Ovarian cancer may have occupational and environmental etiologies intertwined with cultural, behavioral, and life-style factors and genetic susceptibility, but current knowledge is insufficient to quantify occupational and environmental aetiologies reliably.
Descriptors (primary) ovarian cancer; risk factors; epidemiology; talc
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; literature survey; printing industry; job-exposure relation; hairdressing; women; aetiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Finland; France; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Diseases of the reproductive system