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Document ID (ISN)104842
CIS number 06-362
ISSN - Serial title 1253-1545 - Premières Informations et Premières Synthèses
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Title Exposures to carcinogens
Original title Les expositions aux produits cancérogènes [in French]
Bibliographic information July 2005, No.28.1, 10p. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract This article summarizes the results of the Sumer 2003 survey of exposure to carcinogenic substances in France. The survey identified 28 carcinogens. Over two million workers were exposed to these substances, primarily male blue-collar workers who were four times more exposed than women. Among women, a large number of exposed workers were employed in health care and in the cleaning and domestic services sectors. During the last ten years, exposures to carcinogens rose slightly, but collective protection measures improved; however, they still remain unavailable to one third of the exposed workers. Eight substances were identified as the most common carcinogens responsible for over two-thirds of exposures.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation; France
Descriptors (secondary) wood dust; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; trichloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene; benzene; silica; mineral oils; asbestos; exhaust gases; limitation of exposure; survey; health care personnel; sex-linked differences; blue-collar workers; diesel engines
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Exposure evaluation