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Main Title Painting, firefighting, and shiftwork.
CORP Author IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Meeting
Publisher International Agency for Research on Cancer ; Distributed by WHO Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 703152625
ISBN 9789283212980; 9283212983
Subjects Carcinogens--Environmental aspects--Congresses. ; Industrial toxicology--Congresses. ; Shift systems--Congresses. ; Occupational Exposure. ; Neoplasms--etiology. ; Paint--adverse effects. ; Smoke--adverse effects. ; Work Schedule Tolerance. ; Occupational Exposure--Congresses. ; Neoplasms--etiology--Congresses. ; Work Schedule Tolerance--Congresses. ; Fires--Congresses. ; Paint--adverse effects--Congresses. ; Circadian Rhythm--Congresses.
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ELBM  RC268.57.I57 2010 v.98 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/21/2015
Collation viii, 804 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This publication represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Monographs Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, which met in Lyon, 2-9 October 2007." Includes bibliographical references and cumulative index.
Contents Notes
"This volume of the IARC Monographs provides evaluations of the carcinogenicity of shiftwork, painting and firefighting. Shiftwork is estimated to involve about 15-20% of the total working population. It is most prevalent among workers in the health care, transportation, communication, leisure and hospitality sectors. Shiftwork involving work at night is the most disruptive for the circadian clock. Painters are potentially exposed to the chemicals found in paint products during their application and removal, and may also be exposed to other workplace hazards, such as asbestos or crystalline silica dust. Firefighters may be exposed at different intensity levels depending on crew assignment, tasks, and/or the time spent at fires. All fires generate a very large number of toxic combustion products, including known, probable or possible carcinogens. An IARC Monographs Working Group reviewed epidemiological evidence, animal bioassays where appropriate, and mechanistic and other relevant data to reach conclusions as to the carcinogenic hazard of these three exposure circumstances to humans."