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Document ID (ISN)73996
CIS number 99-1886
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1589-8
Year 1998
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 180/1998
Author(s) Baker P., Inskip H., Coggon D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Leukaemia in teachers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. iii, 64p. Illus. 62 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract This review was carried out at the request of the UK Health and Safety Executive. It was stimulated by observations of high mortality from leukaemia and related disorders among teachers in a national analysis of occupational mortality for England and Wales during 1979-80 and 1982-90, and the suggestion of elevated mortality from leukaemia among teaching professionals in a similar analysis for an earlier period. The aim was to assess systematically the epidemiological evidence for an increased incidence of haematopoietic cancer in teachers, and to explore the most likely explanation for the elevation of mortality recorded in the national statistics. Topics: educational institutions; epidemiologic study; haemic and lymphatic diseases; infectious diseases; leukaemia; literature survey; risk factors; teaching; United Kingdom; virus diseases.
Descriptors (primary) leukaemia; teaching; educational institutions; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; infectious diseases; risk factors; haemic and lymphatic diseases; epidemiologic study; virus diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Teaching and educational institutions
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)