Role of solar UVB irradiance and smoking in cancer as inferred from cancer incidence rates by occupation in Nordic countries

@inproceedings{Grant2012RoleOS,
  title={Role of solar UVB irradiance and smoking in cancer as inferred from cancer incidence rates by occupation in Nordic countries},
  author={William B Grant},
  booktitle={Dermato-endocrinology},
  year={2012}
}
A large body of evidence indicates that solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) irradiance and vitamin D reduce the risk of incidence and death for many types of cancer. However, most of that evidence comes from midlatitude regions, where solar UVB doses are generally high in summer. Data on cancer standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) by sex and 54 occupation categories based on 1.4 million male and 1.36 million female cancer cases for 1961-2005 in the five Nordic countries provide the basis for an… CONTINUE READING