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Document ID (ISN)106859
CIS number 07-810
ISBN(s) 978-951-802-730-3
Year 2006
Convention or series no. People and Work Research Reports 75
Author(s) Ojajńrvi A.
Title Occupational determinants of pancreatic cancer
Bibliographic information Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH-Bookstore, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2006. 158p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 20.00.
Internet access http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/laa/kansa/vk/ojajarvi/occupati.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study investigated the occupational determinants of pancreatic cancer. In a case-control study, 595 incident cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in Finland between 1984 and 1987 were analysed. A meta-analysis of occupational risk factors was also carried out based on 1,903 studies and 23 chemical agents. Results suggest that heavy occupational exposure to organic solvents, especially aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon solvents (but not chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents), may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Additional excess was found for exposure to ionizing radiation.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; cancer; tumour of the pancreas; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; literature survey; Finland; case-control study; chemical products; thesis; solvents
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases