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Document ID (ISN)108654
CIS number 08-1068
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ramanakumar A.V., Nadon L., Siemiatycki J.
Title Exposures in painting related occupations and risk of selected cancers: Results from a case-control study in Montreal
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.51, No.6, p.419-427. 28 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate risk of cancers other than lung cancer in painting-related professions. A large population based case-control study was carried out during 1979-1986 in Montreal including several types of cancer and their relationship with occupational exposures. Data on lifetime job histories were obtained from interviews and evaluated by a team of industrial hygienists to assign exposure. Seven types of cancer were analysed: oesophagus, stomach, colorectal, prostate, bladder, kidney and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. For each cancer type, a pooled control group was constituted from 533 population controls and 533 cancer patients selected from other types of cancer. Odds ratios were estimated for each of the paint-related agents and each of the seven cancer types, adjusting for several potential confounders, including smoking. Painting was not associated with risk of any of the cancers under study. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; risk factors; cancer; painting
Descriptors (secondary) rectal cancer; oesophageal carcinoma; lymphoma; renal cancer; bladder tumour; industrial hygienists; prostatic cancer; exposure evaluation; case-control study; statistical evaluation; gastrointestinal cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment