Harri Vainio
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
CancerBiochemistryMedicineBiologyEnvironmental health
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#1Carolina EspinaH-Index: 12
#2Kurt StraifH-Index: 62
Last. Joachim SchüzH-Index: 40
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Au cours de leur vie, les personnes sont exposees a de nombreux polluants environnementaux et professionnels a leur domicile, sur leur lieu de travail ou par le biais de l’environnement. Ces expositions ne peuvent normalement etre directement controlees par les individus eux-memes. Des liens de causalite ont ete etablis entre un certain nombre de substances chimiques, de metaux, de poussieres, de fibres et de professions et un risque accru de cancers specifiques tels que le cancer du poumon, le ...
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#1Carolina Espina (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 12
#2Kurt Straif (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 62
Last. Joachim Schüz (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 40
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Abstract People are exposed throughout life to a wide range of environmental and occupational pollutants from different sources at home, in the workplace or in the general environment – exposures that normally cannot be directly controlled by the individual. Several chemicals, metals, dusts, fibres, and occupations have been established to be causally associated with an increased risk of specific cancers, such as cancers of the lung, skin and urinary bladder, and mesothelioma. Significant amount...
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#1Joachim Schüz (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 40
#2Carolina Espina (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 12
Last. Tracy LigniniH-Index: 1
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Abstract This overview describes the principles of the 4th edition of the European Code against Cancer and provides an introduction to the 12 recommendations to reduce cancer risk. Among the 504.6 million inhabitants of the member states of the European Union (EU28), there are annually 2.64 million new cancer cases and 1.28 million deaths from cancer. It is estimated that this cancer burden could be reduced by up to one half if scientific knowledge on causes of cancer could be translated into su...
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#1Elisabete Vainio Weiderpass (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 102
#2Harri Vainio (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 61
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#1Neil Pearce (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 91
#2Aaron Blair (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 82
Last. Shelia Hoar ZahmH-Index: 55
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BACKGROUND: Recently the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Programme for the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans has been criticized for several of its evaluations, and also ...
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At the beginning of the 21st century, the world is still confronted with some well-recognized major occupational and environmental health hazards, such as the continuing use of asbestos fibers in various industrial products and processes. This in spite of authoritative statements from UN bodies (the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, and the UN Environment Program) and various NGO (1). These organizations have called on countries throughout the world to eliminate as...
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#1Henrik Wolff (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 30
#2Tapio Vehmas (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 22
Last. Harri Vainio (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 61
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IntroductionAlthough the use of asbestos has been banned in several industrialized countries, many workers continue to be exposed in asbestos repair and removal work, and asbestos is still widely used in various newly industrialized, rapidly developing countries. According to the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, more than 107 000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from exposure at work (1). The asbestos epidemic is...
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#1Teemu J. Murtola (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 15
#2Kala Visvanathan (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 40
Last. Eero Pukkala (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 91
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Recent studies have suggested that statins, an established drug group in the prevention of cardiovascular mortality, could delay or prevent breast cancer recurrence but the effect on disease-specific mortality remains unclear. We evaluated risk of breast cancer death among statin users in a population-based cohort of breast cancer patients. The study cohort included all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in Finland during 1995–2003 (31,236 cases), identified from the Finnish Cancer Registry....
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