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ID (ISN) del documento109301
Número CIS 09-294
ISSN - Título de la serie 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Schulte P.A., Kelsey K.T., Vainio H.
Título The contributions of genetics and genomics to occupational safety and health - Genetics and occupational safety and health - Genetics and occupational health and safety
Información bibliográfica Nov. 2007, Vol.64, No.11, p.717-718; p.720-722. 32 ref.
Resumen This editorial and the two comments it elicited discuss the contributions of genetics and genomics to occupational health. Genetic factors contribute to the variable responses of workers to occupational hazards - particularly chemical hazards, together with some biological and physical agents. Workers with susceptible genetic profiles may still be at unacceptably high risk even if exposed to low concentrations. There is a broad range of published evidence showing that genetic polymorphisms can lead to differential occupational disease risks in exposed workers. However collecting information on workers' genetic susceptibility raises ethical and legal questions about the way this information should be used.
Descriptores (primarios) efectos genéticos; vigilancia médica; sensibilidad individual
Descriptores (secundarios) aspectos legales; deontología; despistaje de las anomalías genéticas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaFinlandia; Estados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos biológicos
Riesgos físicos
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Cuestiones éticas