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Document ID (ISN)70243
CIS number 97-1880
ISSN - Serial title 0193-936X - Epidemiologic Reviews
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cocco P., Ward M.H., Buiatti E.
Title Occupational risk factors for gastric cancer: An overview
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.18, No.2, p.218-234. 231 ref.
Abstract Epidemiologic evidence concerning the role of occupational exposures in gastric cancer aetiology is reviewed. Workplace exposures studied include asbestos, coal dust, nitrogen oxides, mineral and metal dusts, wood dust, ionizing radiation, agricultural exposures (pesticides, fertilizers), nitrosamines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and ethylene oxide. The review does not suggest a strong role for any specific gastric carcinogen; various carcinogenic exposures which also affect other organs may contribute to gastric carcinogenesis. Occupational exposures most likely act together with numerous non-occupational risk factors at various stages of gastric cancer development.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; gastrointestinal cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; risk factors; coal dust; mineral dust; wood dust; nitrogen oxides; asbestos; nitroso amines; aetiology; pesticides; ethylene oxide; fertilizers; polycyclic hydrocarbons; epidemiologic study; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases