|Document ID (ISN)||105398|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Pérez-Gómez B., Aragonés N., Gustavsson P., Plato N., López-Abente G., Pollán M.
||Cutaneous melanoma in Swedish women: Occupational risks by anatomic site
||Oct. 2005, Vol.48, No.4, p.270-281. Illus. 52 ref.
||Few occupational studies have addressed melanoma in women. The aim of this study was to identify occupations with risk of cutaneous melanoma among female workers in Sweden. All employed Swedish women were followed-up from 1971 to 1989, using death and cancer registry data. Occupational risk ratios adjusted for age, period, town size and geographic zone were computed for each site. Risk patterns for different anatomic sites were then compared. Some occupations such as bank tellers, dental nurses, librarians, horticultural workers and milliners with possible exposure to arsenic and mercury displayed increased risk. Telephone operators and textile workers also had increased risk, mainly in the leg. Other occupation-specific site excesses are discussed.
||melanoma; Sweden; women; skin cancer; occupation disease relation
||banking and insurance; mercury; arsenic; telephone exchanges; cancer; dental assistants; long-term exposure; risk factors; horticulture; textile industry; hat industry; libraries
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology