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Document ID (ISN)108063
CIS number 08-598
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-165-1 (fr); 978-2-89631-167-5 (En)
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-515 (fr) Studies and research projects R-516 (En)
Author(s) McGregor D.
Title Risk of cancer of the colon and rectum in firemen
Original title Risques de cancer du côlon et du rectum chez les pompiers [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2007. 26p. Illus. 91 ref. Price: CAD 7.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in English] [in French]
Abstract The objective of this literature survey was to evaluate the risk of developing certain types of cancer among firemen. It resulted in the publication of several reports. This report addresses the risk of colorectal cancer. It concludes that available epidemiological data do not provide sufficient proof about the etiological role of the firefighting occupation regarding the incidence of colon or rectal cancer or the mortality due to these cancers. See also CIS 08-599/601.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; rectal cancer; risk factors; cancer; Quebec
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Canada; report; IARC; frequency rates; epidemiology; gastrointestinal cancer; hazard evaluation; mortality
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fires
Gastrointestinal diseases