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Document ID (ISN)106927
CIS number 07-797
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hemelt M., Granstr÷m C., Hemminki K.
Title Occupational risks for nasal cancer in Sweden
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.46, No.10, p.1033-1040. 30 ref.
Abstract The Swedish Family Cancer Database was used to calculate standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for nasal cancer (NC) among 52 occupational groups. SIRs were adjusted for age and socioeconomic status. Among 739 male cases, significantly elevated SIRs for nasal adenocarcinoma were observed in woodworkers, teachers and fishermen. In woodworkers, the risk increased with a longer occupational history of exposure. Electrical workers had a significant elevated risk for squamous cell carcinoma. Among 182 female cases, significantly elevated SIRs were observed among glass and ceramic industry workers. The study identified some known risk occupations and suggested several new ones.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; high-risk groups; occupation disease relation; nasal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) carcinoma; cohort study; fishing; teaching; adenoid tumours; length of exposure; woodworking industry; pottery industry; glass industry; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)