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Document ID (ISN)106320
CIS number 07-314
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS PR23-203-06
Author(s) Héry M., Conso F., Goutet P.
Title Doing away with bladder cancer in occupational settings
Original title En finir avec le cancer de la vessie en milieu professionnel [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2006, No.203, p79-83. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access$FILE/pr23.pdf [in French]
Abstract According to various sources, between 625 and 1110 bladder cancers are attributable each year to occupational exposures in France. These levels imply that this disease ranks as the second most important occupational disease, behind lung cancer. Various aromatic amines and aromatic or polycyclic hydrocarbons have been proven aetiologically to cause bladder cancer. The role of nitrosamines and chlorinated solvents is more doubtful. Trends in the use of these substances over the last thirty years were examined. It was found that warnings (or certain regulatory measures) were effective, such as marked decreases in the use of certain aromatic amines and coal tar derivatives, and the use of better-quality cutting oils. However, some pathways to further improvement have yet to be implemented.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; bladder tumour; France
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; aromatic hydrocarbons; aromatic amines; research; cutting fluids; polycyclic hydrocarbons; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system