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Document ID (ISN)21169
CIS number 74-1083
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Veys C.A.
Title Bladder tumours and occupation: a coroner's notification scheme.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1974, Vol.31, No.1, p.65-71. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract In order to investigate the importance of occupational factors in the aetiology of bladder cancer, a coroner's notification scheme for all bladder tumours occurring within a defined industrial area was instituted. Every death certificate on which a bladder tumour was recorded was notified to the coroner's office within a 6 year period (1965-1970). In almost all cases a necropsy was carried out to confirm diagnosis. An inquiry into the occupational history was conducted and related to 2 industrial checklists. It was found that about 20% of persons dying of this disease had a suspicious history of exposure to a carcinogen, which accords broadly with other recent surveys whose methodology was different.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; notification of occupational diseases; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; autopsy; survey; aetiology
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system