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Document ID (ISN)63995
CIS number 95-588
ISBN(s) 3-88383-337-1
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maier H., Sennewald E.
Title Risk factors for developing epithelioma in parts of the head or neck
Original title Risikofaktoren für Plattenepithelkarzinome im Kopf-Hals-Bereich [in German]
Bibliographic information Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Abteilung Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Jan.1994. 184p. Illus. 142 ref.
Abstract In three case-control studies conducted in the years 1988 to 1991 in Heidelberg, Germany, 369 patients with squamous-cell carcinoma of the mouth, the throat and the larynx were matched with a control group of 1,476 persons without epithelioma. For the patients and the control group the occupation, cigarette and alcohol consumption and leisure time activities were determined. Chronic tobacco and alcohol consumption were closely related with the occurrence of epithelioma in the upper digestive tract. Skilled and unskilled workers were more numerous in the patient group than in the control group. Machine operators, persons living in homes with fossil-fuel heated stoves as well as workers exposed to coal tar, pitch, dyes and paints, asbestos, coolants and sawdust were found to be at high risk. Summaries in English, French, German and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) oesophageal carcinoma; epithelial tumours; carcinoma; risk factors; oral cancer; cancer; skin cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; asbestos; paints; pitch; textile industry; coolants; sawdust; epidemiologic study; construction industry; coal tar
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mouth and teeth diseases
Skin diseases
Gastrointestinal diseases