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Health hazards and cancer in relation to occupational exposures among Swedish seafarers

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Title: Health hazards and cancer in relation to occupational exposures among Swedish seafarers
Authors: Forsell, Karl
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Forsell K, Hagberg S, Nilsson R. Lung cancer and mesothelioma among engine room crew – case reports with risk assessment of previous and ongoing exposure to carcinogens. Internat Marit Health 2007;58:1-4

II. Forsell K, Eriksson H, Järvholm B, Lundh M, Andersson E, Nilsson R. Work environment and safety climate in the Swedish merchant fleet. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2017;90:161-168

III. Forsell K, Liljelind I, Ljungkvist G, Nordlinder R, Andersson E, Nilsson R. Benzene exposure and biomarkers in alveolar air and urine among deck crews on tankers transporting gasoline. In manuscript

IV. Forsell K, Björ O, Järvholm B, Nilsson R, Andersson E. Hematologic malignancy on tankers: A case -referent study among male Swedish seafarers. In manuscript
Date of Defence: 2018-12-11
Disputation: Tisdagen 11 december 2018, kl. 13.00, Sal Europa, Wallenbergs konferenscentrum, Medicinaregatan 20A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: seafarer
work environment
lung cancer
hematologic malignancy
Abstract: This thesis explores health hazards for seafarers in the Swedish merchant fleet, and occupational risks for lung cancer, mesothelioma and hematologic malignancy (HM). A special focus has been exposure to benzene and biomarker levels for work on product or chemical tankers during the mid-1990’ies. In a case report, we describe two cases of mesothelioma and two cases of lung cancer having worked in the engine room. Cumulative exposure to asbestos were up to 5 fibre-years. Other exposures were car... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-217-5 (print)
978-91-7833-218-2 (pdf)
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