Harri Vainio
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Publications 392
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#1Pia Nynäs (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 1
#2Eero Pukkala (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 91
Last.Panu Oksa (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Background We assessed the cancer risks of four different Finnish asbestos-exposed cohorts. We also explored if the cohorts with varying profiles of asbestos exposure exhibited varying relative risks of cancer. Methods The incident cancer cases for the asbestos-exposed worker cohorts were updated to the end of 2012 using the files of the Finnish Cancer Registry. The previously formed cohorts consisted of asbestos mine workers, asbestosis patients, asbestos sprayers, and workers who had ...
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Mustard gas, or sulfur mustard, is a chemical with devastating acute toxic effects. The development, production, acquisition, stockpiling and transfer of all chemical weapons, including mustard gas, were banned by The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997. However, mustard gas was used as a chemical warfare agent during many international political conflicts and wars of the twentieth century. A known, highly toxic, mutagenic carcinogen in animal models and an established carcinogen in humans,1 mus...
#1Teemu J. MurtolaH-Index: 15
#2Kala VisvanathanH-Index: 40
Last.Eero PukkalaH-Index: 91
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1514 Background: Breast cancer is a common malignancy and cause of cancer death. Recent studies have suggested that statins, an established cholesterol-lowering drug group used in the prevention of...
#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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#2Ben Armstrong (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 103
Last.Shu-Feng Zhou (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 1
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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Programme identifies chemicals, drugs, mixtures, occupational exposures, lifestyles and personal habits, and physical and biological agents that cause cancer in humans and has evaluated about 1000 agents since 1971. Monographs are written by ad hoc Working Groups (WGs) of international scientific experts over a period of about 12 months ending in an eight-day meeting. The WG evaluates all of the publicly available scientific infor...
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#1Harri VainioH-Index: 61
#2Panu OksaH-Index: 17
Last.Henrik WolffH-Index: 30
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#1Henrik Wolff (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 30
#2Tapio VehmasH-Index: 19
Last.Harri Vainio (Kuniv: Kuwait University)H-Index: 61
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We want to thank the Collegium Ramazzini for their (unsigned) comments on the 2014 update of the Helsinki criteria (1). The original Helsinki criteria (criteria) were published in 1997 (2). The Helsinki criteria updates of 2014 consisted of preparatory work in the form of reviews by four work groups on pre-selected topics (subject areas). This was thus not a systematic re-evaluation of the entire criteria and major portions of the 1997 criteria are unaffected by the updates. Based on the reviews...
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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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