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Document ID (ISN)78374
CIS number 02-699
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bates M.N., Fawcett J., Garrett N., Arnold R., Pearce N., Woodward A.
Title Is testicular cancer an occupational disease of fire fighters?
Bibliographic information Sep. 2001, Vol.40, No.3, p.263-270. 26 ref.
Abstract A previous investigation showed an increased risk of testicular cancer among firefighters in Wellington City, New Zealand, during the 1980s, while other studies of firefighters had not identified testicular cancer as an occupational disease. The present cohort study of mortality and cancer incidence involved all professional New Zealand firefighters, from 1977 to 1995. It confirms the increased risk of testicular cancer, even after excluding cases from the previous investigation, with a standardized incidence ratio for 1990-96 of 3.0. There was no evidence that firefighters were at increased risk from other cancers nor from any particular cause of death. While this study confirmed that New Zealand firefighters are at increased risk of testicular cancer, the reasons remain unknown.
Descriptors (primary) fire services; hazard evaluation; testicular cancer
Descriptors (secondary) New Zealand; long-term study; cohort study; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Risk evaluation