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Document ID (ISN)108067
CIS number 08-601
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-177-4 (fr); 978-2-89631-179-8 (En)
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-521 (fr) Studies and research projects R-522 (En)
Author(s) McGregor D.
Title Risk of multiple myeloma and cancers of the respiratory system, oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, prostate, testes and skin in firemen
Original title Risque de myélome multiple et de cancers des voies respiratoires, de l'œsophage, de l'estomac, du pancréas, de la prostate, des testicules et de la peau 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. i, 37p. 79 ref. Price: CAD 8.40. 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 multiple myeloma and cancers of the respiratory tract, oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, prostate, testicles and skin. It concludes that available epidemiological data do not indicate that the cancers examined in this analysis can be assumed to occur in firefighters as a result of their occupation. This conclusion is based on the absence of a significant increase in risk in most of the studies and the minimal increase in risk in the cases where it is present. See also CIS 08-598/600.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; Quebec; oesophageal carcinoma; myeloma; lung cancer; risk factors; skin cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; testicular cancer; prostatic cancer; cancer; tumour of the pancreas
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Canada; report; IARC; mortality; frequency rates; tracheal cancer; bronchial cancer; pancreatic diseases; hazard evaluation; epidemiology
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) Blood diseases
Gastrointestinal diseases
Endocrine diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Skin diseases
Diseases of the reproductive system