Bladder cancer in the aluminium industry.

  title={Bladder cancer in the aluminium industry.},
  author={Gilles Th{\'e}riault and Caroline Tremblay and Sylvaine Cordier and S. Gingras},
  volume={1 8383},
The incidence of bladder cancer is unusually high in aluminium smelter workers. An epidemiological study showed that workers in Soderberg potrooms are at highest risk for bladder cancer, the adjusted overall relative risk being 2.39 (1.34-4.28). Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, of which benz(a)pyrene (BaP) served as an indicator, seems to be the causative factor. The relative risk was evaluated at 12.38 for workers with 20 or more equivalent years of BaP exposure. Cigarette smoking… CONTINUE READING

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