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Document ID (ISN)70249
CIS number 97-2031
ISSN - Serial title 0959-8146 - British Medical Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Freedman D.M., Zahm S.H., Dosemeci M.
Title Residential and occupational exposure to sunlight and mortality from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Composite (threefold) case-control study
Bibliographic information May 1997, Vol.314, No.7092, p.1451-1455. 28 ref.
Abstract Death certificate data for cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma and skin cancer and associations with potential residential and occupational exposure to sunlight were investigated. Unlike non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, both melanoma and skin cancer were positively associated with residential sunlight exposure. Skin cancer was also slightly positively associated with occupational sunlight exposure. Findings do not support the hypothesis that sunlight exposure contributes to the rising rates of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; melanoma; skin cancer; outdoor work; lymphoma
Descriptors (secondary) USA; statistical evaluation; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Non-ionizing radiation
Skin diseases