By D. Krewski, D. Wigle, D. B. Clayson, G. R. Howe (auth.), Pierre Band M.D. (eds.)
The id of occupational melanoma probability components and of cancer causing agents within the office is assuming expanding import ance in melanoma epidemiology. This publication, which includes the lawsuits of a symposium held in Vancouver in June 1988, combines overviews via specialists on considerable themes and methodologic problems with huge curiosity in occupational melanoma epidemiology. one of the former are state-of-the-art reports emphasizing contemporary information and new and cutting edge analytic methods. The sizeable subject matters comprise dialogue of melanoma hazards from publicity to complicated natural combos, asbestos and man-made fibers, herbicides, radon, and electromagnetic fields. hazard overview, publicity evaluation, and research of occupa tional cohort reviews are examples of the methodologic matters addressed. This ebook offers simple info and opens views on new components of study. In organizing our symposium we have been enormously assisted via Betty Fata and Kim Rust of Venue West convention Ltd. We enjoy the monetary help bought from the next: melanoma keep watch over employer of British Columbia Alcan Aluminium Ltd. nationwide healthiness learn & improvement software staff' reimbursement Board of British Columbia Purdue Frederick Inc. Rhone-Poulenc Pharma Inc. London medications Ltd. Ciba-Geigy Canada Ltd. Bristol-Myers Pharmaceutical crew Schering Canada Inc. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Sterling Drug Ltd. Parke-Davis Canada Inc. Beecham Laboratories Pfizer Canada Inc. Roussel Canada Inc.
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Am J Epidemiol 122(6): 1080-1095 Recent Approaches to Retrospective Exposure Assessment in Occupational Cancer Epidemiology M. P. 6128, Succursale A, Montreal, Quebec H3C 317, Canada Introduction The primary aim in occupational cancer epidemiology is the identification of carcinogens, thus allowing the implementation of preventive measures. The identification of carcinogens rests on the retrospective assessment of subjects' specific occupational exposures, beyond the basic assessment of their occupational titles.
Occupational history is obtained through the use of a semistructured general questionnaire covering, for each job of each subject, the following points: (a) activity of employer or company, (b) occupation of subject, (c) description of specific tasks, machines and materials used, and (d) description of the work environment in terms of the usual place of work, the presence of dusts, fumes, gases or vapours, the activities of other workers and the use of protective equipment. Most of the questions are open-ended with the subject being encouraged to give as much detail as possible on his work activities and conditions.
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