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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Cote : 98-0071658
Code Inist : 002B20B02. Création : 14/05/1998.