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Document ID (ISN)103263
CIS number 04-308
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Telle-Lamberton M., Bergot D., Gagneau M., Samson E., Giraud J.M., NÚron M.O., Hubert P.
Title Cancer mortality among French atomic energy commission workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2004, Vol.45, No.1, p.34-44. 56 ref.
Abstract All causes and cancer mortality of 58,320 workers employed at French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat Ó l'Energie Atomique) between 1946 and 1994 were compared with that of the general population in a retrospective cohort study. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated. Between 1968 and 1994, 4,809 deaths occurred. A healthy worker effect is observed for both men (SMR=0.57) and women (SMR=0.72). Nine sites of cancer death were found to be in statistically significant deficit among men, none among women. An excess of pleural cancers (SMR=1.79) and malignant melanoma (SMR=1.50) are observed among men, while a marginally-significant excess of breast cancer is observed among women (SMR =1.14).
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; nuclear power stations; cancer; cohort study; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) healthy worker effect; pleural mesothelioma; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; breast cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution