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Document ID (ISN)105047
CIS number 06-564
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Band P.R., Le N.D., MacArthur A.C., Fang R., Gallagher R.P.
Title Identification of occupational cancer risks in British Columbia: A population-based case-control study of 1129 cases of bladder cancer
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.47, No.8, p.854-858. 22 ref.
Abstract Data on lifetime occupational histories, smoking, and alcohol consumption were collected by self-administered questionnaire from 15,463 cancer patients. A matched case-control design was used to identify occupational risk factors for bladder cancer. Cases were those patients diagnosed with bladder cancer and controls consisted of all other cancer sites excluding lung cancers. Data were subjected to statistical analysis. Excess bladder cancer risks were observed in a number of occupations and industries, particularly those involving exposure to metals, paint and solvents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, diesel engine emissions, textiles, silica and electromagnetic fields. These results are in line with those from the literature.
Descriptors (primary) British Columbia; occupation disease relation; risk factors; cancer; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) diesel engines; Canada; aromatic hydrocarbons; electromagnetic fields; silica; statistical evaluation; solvents; polycyclic hydrocarbons; questionnaire survey; case-control study; metalworking industry; paints
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system