Specific Job-Exposure Records to Assess in Routine Present Carcinogenic Risks
Department of Occupational Health, Medicine Faculty, University of Champagne-Ardenne, France
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- Deschamps F
Department of Occupational Health, Medicine Faculty
University of Champagne-Ardenne
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Received date: May 07, 2012; Accepted date: July 23, 2012; Published date: July 26, 2012
Citation: Deschamps F (2012) Specific Job-Exposure Records to Assess in Routine Present Carcinogenic Risks. J Clinic Toxicol 2:135. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000135
Copyright: © 2012 Deschamps F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objectives: The aim of the study is to use specific job-exposure records, to identify occupational exposures to carcinogens. Methodology: We built 105 forms corresponding to specific jobs, including the main risks. The occupational practitioner during the annual medical examination indicated by a cross the presence or lack of specific risks. Results: A specific job-exposure record was filled for each of 2017 workers between February 2004 and September 2007. Nine hundred and fifty three workers corresponding to 47% of the studied population were exposed during work to one carcinogen or more. Main carcinogenic exposures were Hepatitis B viruses (712 cases), environmental tobacco smoke (85 cases) and inorganic acids (81 cases). Discussion: The workers are exposed to occupational carcinogens, although most of them belong not to industrial but to tertiary sector, which gathered activities majority at the beginning of the new millennium.