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Document ID (ISN)107252
CIS number 07-1296
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) LeMasters G.K., Genaidy A.M., Succop P., Deddens J., Sobeih T., Barriera-Viruet H., Dunning K., Lockey J.
Title Cancer risk among firefighters: A review and meta-analysis of 32 studies
Bibliographic information Nov. 2006, Vol.48, No.11, p.1189-1202. 65 ref.
Abstract The objective of this literature survey was to quantitatively and qualitatively assess cancer risk among firefighters. A comprehensive search of computerized databases and bibliographies was performed. The criteria used to assess the probable, possible or unlikely included pattern of risks identified through the meta-analyses, study type and heterogeneity testing. The criteria were applied to 21 types of cancer. The findings from 32 studies indicated that firefighters had a probable risk for multiple myeloma with a summary risk estimate (SRE) of 1.53, non Hodgkin lymphoma (SRE 1.51), prostate cancer (SRE 1.28) and testicular cancer (SRE 2.02). Eight additional cancers were listed as having a possible association with firefighting.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; risk factors; cancer; USA
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; lymphoma; prostatic cancer; testicular cancer; myeloma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fires