Recent progress in assessing exposure in occupational epidemiology studies is reviewed.
Traditional methods based on surrogate and qualitative measures of exposure are no longer sufficient for searching for new risks, quantifying risks, and learning about their mechanisms.
More sophisticated methods and exposure indices are needed that are aimed at estimating the exposure-response relation.
Prospective studies, case-referent studies within cohorts, and community-based case-referent studies applying interviews of the subjects or confirming exposures from workplaces are designs favoring exposure assessment.
Exposure modeling is expected to improve the quality of estimates in industry-based studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Milieu professionnel, Homme, Evaluation, Exposition, Méthode étude, Classification, Médecine travail, Article synthèse, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Occupational environment, Human, Evaluation, Exposure, Investigation method, Classification, Occupational medicine, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0011682
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 09/06/1995.