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Document ID (ISN)109186
CIS number 09-70
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guseva Canu I., Rogel A., Samson E., Benhamou S., Laplanche A., Tirmarche M.
Title Cancer mortality risk among biology research workers in France: First results of two retrospective cohorts studies
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.81, No.6, p.777-785. 21 ref.
Abstract The mortality of two cohorts of French biological research workers was compared with that of the French population. Standardized mortality ratio (SMRs) were significantly below 1.00 in both cohorts for all-cause mortality and for all-cancer mortality. There were some specific cancers for which the SMR was higher than 1.00, but not significantly. In one of the cohorts, a relationship was observed between ionizing radiation cumulative doses and all-cause as well as all-cancer SMRs. This needs to be confirmed with more precise assessment of exposures and additional information on individual risk factors.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; France; mortality; biological hazards; risk factors; research; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; statistical evaluation; dose-response relationship; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards