|Document ID (ISN)||78374|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bates M.N., Fawcett J., Garrett N., Arnold R., Pearce N., Woodward A.
||Is testicular cancer an occupational disease of fire fighters?
||Sep. 2001, Vol.40, No.3, p.263-270. 26 ref.
||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.
||fire services; hazard evaluation; testicular cancer
||New Zealand; long-term study; cohort study; mortality
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||New Zealand; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the reproductive system
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces