Cancers of the salivary gland: Workplace risks among women and men

G. Marie Swanson, Patricia Brissette Burns

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    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of salivary gland cancers associated with diverse occupations and industries. METHODS: A population-based case referent study utilized data obtained from a SEER program cancer registry for cases and by telephone interview for cases and referents to evaluate workplace risks of salivary gland cancer for black and white women and men. RESULTS: Significantly elevated odds ratios were observed among women employed as hairdressers and those working in beauty shops. CONCLUSIONS: The risk of salivary gland cancer is elevated among women employed as hairdressers. Further research should assess dyes, sprays, and other inhaled chemicals that may be acting as carcinogens.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)369-374
    Number of pages6
    JournalAnnals of Epidemiology
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Sep 4 1997


    • Case- referent Study
    • Gender
    • Hairdresser
    • Occupation
    • Race
    • Salivary Gland Neoplasms

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Epidemiology

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