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Document ID (ISN)105326
CIS number 06-884
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DMT 104TF 144
Author(s) Guignon N., Sandret N., Vincent R.
Title Exposures to carcinogens, mutagens and reprotoxic substances
Original title Exposition aux produits cancérogènes, mutagènes et reprotoxiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2005, No.104, p.471-483.
Internet access http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TF%20144/$File/TF144.pdf [in French]
Abstract Results of the SUMER 2003 survey of workers' exposure to occupational hazards, indicate that an estimated 2.3 million workers are exposed to carcinogens in France. Among the 83 chemicals or chemical families listed in the SUMER questionnaire, 28 are carcinogens, among which four are also classified as mutagens, and three are classified as reprotoxic. Most exposed workers are blue-collar male workers. Many women are exposed in the health and personal care sectors. During the last ten years, there has been a slight increase in exposures to carcinogens, but technical protective measures have become far more widespread. However, more than one third of the exposed workers still do not benefit from these measures.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; antifertility effects; job-exposure relation; France; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) wood dust; diesel engines; silica; mineral oils; computerized data bases; organic solvents; exhaust gases; survey; sex-linked differences; asbestos
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects