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Document ID (ISN)107993
CIS number 08-335
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coutanceau C.
Title Critical approach to the prevention of occupational cancers
Original title Approche critique de la prévention des cancers professionnels [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2007, No.94, p.47-50. Illus.
Abstract The findings of a survey carried out in three hospitals in the Greater Paris area, aimed at collecting data on occupational exposure to carcinogens among cancer patients, are presented. Between 2002 and 2006, a total of 665 patients participated in the study. Data were collected by means of physician-administered questionnaires during structured interviews. Findings are discussed with reference to the sectors of activity that involve exposure to carcinogens (building, woodworking, mechanical engineering, metalworking, vehicle servicing, cleaning and agriculture). It was found that workers were often exposed to several carcinogens during their working life.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; France; risk factors; hospitals; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) machinery industry; woodworking industry; silica; asbestos; occupation disease relation; pesticides; cutting fluids; vehicle repair and servicing; exhaust gases; cleaning; polycyclic hydrocarbons; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; building industry; metalworking industry; agriculture; role of government; job-exposure relation; aromatic hydrocarbons
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services