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Document ID (ISN)105839
CIS number 06-1395
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bailar J.C., Greenberg M., Harrison R., LaDou J., Richter E., Watterson A.
Title Cancer risk in the semiconductor industry: A call for action
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2002, Vol.8, No.2, p.163-168. 19 ref.
Abstract While many known carcinogens are used in the manufacture of semiconductors, no broad epidemiological study has been conducted to define possible risks. This paper outlines the health hazards associated with exposure to carcinogens in the semiconductor industry and calls for a large and definitive study of cancer in semiconductor workers across a range of countries and manufacturing processes.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; toxic substances; health hazards; electronics industry; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; antifertility effects; solvents; semiconductor devices; clean rooms; epidemiological aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Israel; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment