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Document ID (ISN)105398
CIS number 06-807
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pérez-Gómez B., Aragonés N., Gustavsson P., Plato N., López-Abente G., Pollán M.
Title Cutaneous melanoma in Swedish women: Occupational risks by anatomic site
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.48, No.4, p.270-281. Illus. 52 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) melanoma; Sweden; women; skin cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) banking and insurance; mercury; arsenic; telephone exchanges; cancer; dental assistants; long-term exposure; risk factors; horticulture; textile industry; hat industry; libraries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases