|Document ID (ISN)||101321|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ND 2179-189-02
||Guenel P., Laforest L., Cyr D., Fevotte J., Sabroe S., Dufour C., Lutz J.M., Lynge E.
||Occupational risk factors, ultraviolet radiation and ocular melanoma: A case-control study carried out in France
||Facteurs de risque professionnels, rayonnements ultraviolets et mélanome oculaire: une étude cas-témoin réalisée en France [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2002, No.189, p.7-14. 34 ref.
||http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/771D523815C5B64DC1256CB10059080A/$FILE/visu.html?OpenElement [in French]
||This case-control study examines the relationship between occupational exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and occurrences of ocular melanoma. Cases consisted of 50 subjects diagnosed with melanoma in 1995-96. Controls were randomly selected and matched by age, sex and place of residence. Among the 630 persons selected, 76% were subjected to a standardized questionnaire during interviews. Estimations of the level of occupational exposure to UV were based on a job-exposure matrix. Results indicated a high risk among subjects with fair eyes or skin and among persons who had been victims of several eye burns, as well as among occupational groups exposed to artificial UV radiation. However, no increased risk was noted for persons working in the open exposed to sunlight. Increased risk was found among male welders (OR=7.3), for whom a dose-response relationship with tenure was also highlighted, as well as among male cooks. Among women, elevated risks were observed in the metalworking industry and in warehousing.
||melanoma; occupational diseases; eyes; risk factors; ultraviolet radiation
||solar radiation; cooking; diagnosis; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; welding and cutting; metalworking industry; dose-response relationship; job-exposure relation; warehousing; frequency rates; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland; Denmark; France|
|Broad subject area(s)