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Document ID (ISN)111814
CIS number 11-0486
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karunanayake C.P., Singh G.V., Spinelli J.J., McLaughlin J.R., Dosman J.A., McDuffie H.H., Pahwa P.
Title Occupational exposures and Hodgkin lymphoma: Canadian case-control study
Bibliographic information Dec. 2009, Vol.51, No.12, p.1447-1454. 57 ref.
Abstract The objective was to study the association between Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and occupational exposures related to long-held occupation among male workers in Canada. A population-based case-control study of HL was conducted among male workers stratified by province of residence and age group. Conditional logistic regression was used to fit statistical models. Several factors independently increased the risk of HL. Ever exposure to ionizing radiation from uranium showed a significant association with HL. Men who had smoked cigarettes for 25 years or more were the most likely to develop HL. Exposure to ultraviolet light and diagnosis with measles were negatively associated with HL, whereas diagnosis with shingles increased the risk of HL. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; lymphoma; male workers; long-term exposure
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; ionizing radiation; uranium and compounds; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Ionizing radiation