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Document ID (ISN)103632
CIS number 04-562
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Imbernon E.
Title Occupational cancers: First attempt at quantification
Original title Cancers d'origine professionnelle: 1re approche de quantification [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2003, No.72, p.28-31. Illus.
Abstract This article reviews a report, published in 2003, on the estimation of the number of cancers attributable to occupational causes in France. The study was restricted to men. Epidemiological data allow estimations to be made for the following cancers, including in some cases the proportion due to the main known causal agents (in particular asbestos, heavy metals, ionizing radiation, volatile organic substances, aromatic amines, wood dust, oils and tars): bronchopulmonary cancers; pleural mesothelioma; bladder cancer; sinonasal cancers; leukaemia.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; frequency rates; risk factors; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; chromic acid; leukaemia; male workers; cobalt; nickel; vinyl chloride; tungsten; arsenic; benzene; aromatic amines; asbestos; nasal cancer; bladder tumour; bronchial cancer; pleural mesothelioma; infectious hepatitis; lung cancer; bitumen; epidemiologic study; wood dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)