|Document ID (ISN)||104663|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Weiderpass I., Vainio H., Kauppinen T., Vasama-Neuvonen K., Partanen T., Pukkala E.
||Occupational exposures and gastrointestinal cancers among Finnish women
||Mar. 2003, Vol.45, No.3, p.305-315. 25 ref.
||Incident cases of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract from 1971 to 1995 were explored in a cohort of 413,877 female workers born in Finland between 1906 and 1945. Job titles in census records were converted to exposures to 31 occupational agents through a job-exposure matrix. For each agent, exposure probabilities were subdivided into three categories: zero, low and medium to high. Relative risks (RR) were estimated for each agent, after adjustment for alcohol consumption and smoking. Colon cancer risk (2009 cases) was positively associated with sedentary work (RR 1.3) and negatively associated with perceived workload. For stomach cancer (1881 cases), associations with exposure to electromagnetic fields (RR 1.44) and man-made vitreous fibres were observed. Rectal cancer (1323 cases) showed an association with chromium (RR 1.9) and oil mist (RR 2.0). For pancreatic cancer (1302 cases), associations were found with exposure to chromium (RR 1.8), electromagnetic fields (RR 1.8) and sedentary work (RR 1.3).
||Finland; women; risk factors; gastrointestinal cancer
||rectal cancer; sedentary work; oil mist; electromagnetic fields; chromium; tumour of the pancreas; cohort study; chromium and compounds; man-made fibres
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Costa Rica; Finland; France; Sweden|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology