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Document ID (ISN)77353
CIS number 01-1427
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vincent R., Kauppinen T., Toikkanen J., Pedersen D., Young R., Kogevinas M.
Title CAREX: International information system on occupational exposure to carcinogenic agents in Europe - Occupational exposure to carcinogenic agents in France from 1990 to 1993
Original title CAREX: Système international d'information sur l'exposition professionnelle aux agents cancérogènes en Europe - Résultats des estimations pour la France pendant les années 1990-1993 [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1999, No.176, p.49-58. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract CAREX (Carcinogen Exposure), an international database of occupational exposure to carcinogens, provides access to specific data by country and industry. It includes data on 139 carcinogenic agents evaluated by the IARC. Occupational exposure to these carcinogenic agents was estimated for each of the 15 Member States of the European Union. In France, approximately 5 million workers were potentially exposed to the IARC carcinogens covered by CAREX. The most common exposures were solar radiation (15 million workers exposed at least 75% of working time), tobacco smoke in the workplace (12 million at least 75% of working time), radon (500,000), diesel exhaust (400,000), sulfuric acid mist (400,000), formaldehyde (300,000), wood dust (180,000), tetrachloroethylene (140,000), asbestos (140,000), and lead and inorganic lead compounds (140,000).
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; exposure; France
Descriptors (secondary) solar radiation; formaldehyde; wood dust; diesel engines; European Communities; IARC; computerized data bases; radon; lead and compounds; asbestos; smoking; exposure evaluation; sulfuric acid; tetrachloroethylene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; Finland; France; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Radon