|Document ID (ISN)||109301|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Schulte P.A., Kelsey K.T., Vainio H.
||The contributions of genetics and genomics to occupational safety and health - Genetics and occupational safety and health - Genetics and occupational health and safety
||Nov. 2007, Vol.64, No.11, p.717-718; p.720-722. 32 ref.
||This editorial and the two comments it elicited discuss the contributions of genetics and genomics to occupational health. Genetic factors contribute to the variable responses of workers to occupational hazards - particularly chemical hazards, together with some biological and physical agents. Workers with susceptible genetic profiles may still be at unacceptably high risk even if exposed to low concentrations. There is a broad range of published evidence showing that genetic polymorphisms can lead to differential occupational disease risks in exposed workers. However collecting information on workers' genetic susceptibility raises ethical and legal questions about the way this information should be used.
||genetic effects; medical supervision; individual susceptibility
||legal aspects; ethics; genetic screening
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures