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Document ID (ISN)105750
CIS number 06-1106
ISSN - Serial title 0025-6692 - Médecin du Québec
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gagnon F., Deshaies P., Lepage-Saucier M.
Title Work, environment and cancer
Original title Travail, environnement et cancer [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol. 40, No.10, p.81-89. 14 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Approximately 4% of cancers worldwide are caused by occupational exposure to carcinogens. This proportion may be considerably higher in certain occupations. Aimed at medical practitioners, the objective of this article is to help them establish the possible occupational causes of cancer. Contents: occupational causes of cancers; frequency of occupational cancers; occupational risk factors of cancer; risk of cancer due to radon. The following data are presented in tabular form: frequency of the main risk factors of cancer mortality in France; sectors of activity, occupations and exposures related to known carcinogenic hazards.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; risk factors; cancer; diagnosis
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; compensation of occupational diseases; Canada; France; lung cancer; asbestos; smoking; occupation disease relation; radon
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Radon