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Document ID (ISN)64939
CIS number 95-1324
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rantanen J.
Title New epidemics in occupational health. Which ones and how to identify them
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1995, Vol.86, No.2, p.139-151. Illus. 45 ref.
Abstract Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (Como, Italy, 20-24 Sep. 1994). It discusses the increasing complexity of "new" epidemics in the work environment, often of a multi-exposure and multi-outcome nature. The epidemics are often due to changes in the nature of the workplace or in the working population. Epidemiology as a science must also keep pace with growing demands from society (privacy protection, decentralization etc.). Some new epidemics specifically mentioned are: Hanta virus infections, sudden deaths, musculoskeletal overuse syndromes, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome, health problems due to exposure to electric and magnetic fields, psychological disorders (connected with VDU or other computer work). Ways to identify new epidemics are listed.
Descriptors (primary) future trends; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; electromagnetic fields; sudden death syndrome; virus diseases; visual display terminals; repetitive strain injury; chemical hazards; psychological effects; hazard identification; conference; computers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Multiple chemical sensitivities
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)