|Document ID (ISN)||106702|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Böcher A., Müller M., Buchter A.
||Arsenic diseases of wine-growers and medical importance of environmental arsenic exposure
||Die Arsenerkrankungen der Winzer und umweltmedizinische Bedeutung der Arsenbelastung [in German]|
||2006, Vol.56, No.3, p.58-67. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||Five cases of arsenic diseases have recently been identified among elderly wine growers who had been occupationally exposed in the 1930s and 1940s to arsenic-containing pesticides and who had consumed arsenic-containing home made wine. The exposure circumstances in these cases and the diagnosed arsenic-related diseases are described. In all cases the latency period between termination of exposure and first diagnosis of an arsenic-related disease was extremely long, ranging from 40 to 60 years. In two cases a urinary transitional cell carcinoma was diagnosed in addition to typical skin diseases caused by arsenic. Based on epidemiologic data from Asian and South American countries that provided evidence of a significantly increased risk of urinary transitional cell carcinoma following long-term arsenic exposure, it is recommended that this cancer should be recognized as an occupational disease in patients with skin diseases caused by occupational arsenic exposure.
||arsenic; skin diseases; bladder tumour
||epidemiological aspects; occupational diseases; vineyards; Germany; latency; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Arsenic and compounds