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Document ID (ISN)74174
CIS number 99-1876
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morales Suárez-Varela M.M., Llopis González A., Marquina Vila A., Cerjudo Ferragud A.I., Fuertes A.
Title Work activity and non-melanoma skin cancer
Original title La actividad laboral en relación con el cáncer cutáneo no melanoma [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1997, Vol.44, No.175, p.59-73. 29 ref.
Abstract The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is increasing, and the risk of developing this disease is higher in areas with long hours of sunshine, as in Valencia in Spain. A study was made in a hospital in Valencia during the period 1977-1993, with the aim of establishing occupations at higher risk of NMSC and major risk factors. Results showed that domestic and agricultural activities were the groups most associated with NMSC, as were a light skin complexion and the presence of pre-existing skin lesions in both groups. Tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption were most frequent among agricultural workers. Concerning the type of tumor involved, squamous cell carcinoma was the most common tumor in the agricultural sector, while basal cell carcinoma was the most common tumor among domestic workers. Topics: agriculture; alcoholism; carcinoma; chemical products; domestic service; job-exposure relation; risk factors; skin cancer; smoking; solar radiation; Spain; statistical evaluation; survey.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; job-exposure relation; chemical products; skin cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; carcinoma; alcoholism; smoking; statistical evaluation; domestic service; risk factors; agriculture; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Domestic workers
Non-ionizing radiation
Alcohol and drug abuse