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  1. Occupational exposure to polyvinyl chloride as a risk factor for testicular cancer evaluated in a case-control study.

    Article - En anglais

    Occupational exposures were assessed in a case-control study on testicular cancer using self-administered questionnaires.

    In total, answers were obtained for 148 (91%) cases and 315 (87%) controls.

    Of the cases, 101 had seminoma and 47 had embryonal testicular cancer.

    An increased odds ratio (OR) was found for exposure to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) yielding an OR of 6.6 (95% confidence interval, 1.4-32).

    The risk increased further if cases with self-reported cryptorchidism or orchitis were excluded.

    Six of the 7 exposed cases had seminoma.

    Exposure to other types of plastics did not significantly increase the risk of testicular cancer.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vinylique chlorure polymère, Homme, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, Testicule, Etude cas témoin, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Testicule pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Polyvinyl chloride, Human, Risk factor, Malignant tumor, Testicle, Case control study, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Male genital diseases, Testicular diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0071658

    Code Inist : 002B20B02. Création : 14/05/1998.