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Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: a Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework
Faculty Scholarship
  • Carolina Espina
  • Miquel Porta
  • Joachim Schüz
  • Ildefonso Hernández Aguado
  • Robert V. Percival, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Carlos Dora
  • Terry Slevin
  • Julietta Rodriguez Guzman
  • Tim Meredith
  • Philip J. Landrigan
  • Maria Neira
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-5-2013
Keywords
  • cancer,
  • exposure,
  • occupational,
  • environmental health,
  • primary prevention,
  • policy,
  • public health
Abstract
Nearly 13 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur worldwide each year; 63% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. A substantial portion of all cancers are attributable to carcinogenic exposures in the environment and the workplace. The objective of this study was to develop an evidence-based global vision and strategy for the primary prevention of environmental and occupational cancer. The study concluded that opportunities exist to revitalize comprehensive global cancer control policies by incorporating primary interventions against environmental and occupational carcinogens.
Publication Citation
121 Environmental Health Perspectives 420 (2013).
Citation Information
Carolina Espina, Miquel Porta, Joachim Schüz, Ildefonso Hernández Aguado, et al.. "Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: a Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_percival/72/