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Document ID (ISN)110290
CIS number 09-1223
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Radespiel-Tr÷ger M., Meyer M., Pfahlberg A., Lausen B., Uter W., Gefeller O.
Title Outdoor work and skin cancer incidence: A registry-based study in Bavaria
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.82, No.3, p.357-363. 53 ref.
Abstract The association between occupational ultraviolet (UV) light exposure and skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, BCC; squamous cell carcinoma, SCC; cutaneous malignant melanoma, CMM) was analysed based on data from the Bavarian cancer registry for the years 2001-2005. Exposures to UV radiation were estimated based on job titles. The risk of BCC was substantially elevated in male (relative risk (RR), 2.9) and female (RR 2,7) outdoor workers compared to indoor workers. An elevated risk of similar magnitude for SCC was also found in male (RR 2.5) and female (RR 3.6) outdoor workers. However the CMM risk was not significantly associated with outdoor work.
Descriptors (primary) Bavaria; ultraviolet radiation; risk factors; skin cancer; outdoor work
Descriptors (secondary) melanoma; Germany; sex-linked differences; exposure evaluation; carcinoma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation
Skin diseases