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Document ID (ISN)107738
CIS number 08-85
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Durcy M.
Title Bladder cancer: Identifying and controlling the risks
Original title Cancer de la vessie: identifier et réduire les risques [in French]
Bibliographic information May 2007, No.96, p.48-50. Illus.
Abstract Each year, there are approximately 10,000 new cases of bladder cancer incidence in France, among which the number of cases due to occupational exposures is estimated at between 600 and 1100. In the construction sector, coal tar pitch used in roofing is a known carcinogen. Occupational exposures likely to cause bladder cancer have decreased. However, further progress is still required for screening and preventing this disease in occupational settings. Besides a brief review of occupational bladder cancer, an occupational physician answers a few questions on exposure hazards, the low proportion of bladder cancers that are recognized as being due to occupational factors and preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; hazard evaluation; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; roofing; France; pitch; limitation of exposure; industrial physicians; substitution; medical supervision; occupational medicine; frequency rates; construction industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system