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Document ID (ISN)46031
CIS number 86-762
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thomas T.L., Waxweiler R.J.
Title Brain tumors and occupational risk factors
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.12, No.1, p.1-15. 104 ref.
Abstract Some studies have shown that certain white-collar professional groups (artists, scientists, veterinarians, embalmers) and blue collar workers (rubber, oil refinerie and chemical plant workers, machinists) appear to have an elevated risk of brain tumors. Most of the workers are potentially exposed to multiple chemicals; nevertheless they have some exposures in common: organic solvents, lubricating oils, acrylonitrile, vinyl chloride, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and phenolic compounds.
Descriptors (primary) brain cancer; hazard evaluation; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; formaldehyde; vinyl chloride; epidemiologic study; lubricating oils; organic solvents; polycyclic hydrocarbons; acrylonitrile
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the nervous system