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Cutaneous malignant melanoma and fluorescent lighting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3858592     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A population-based case-control study of cutaneous malignant melanoma occurring during 1980-81 was conducted in Perth, Western Australia. Three hundred and thirty-seven cases and 349 matched controls were reinterviewed in 1983 with regard to their fluorescent light exposure. The incidence rate of all melanomas was not associated with rate of exposure or cumulative exposure to all fluorescent lights or just those without diffusers. Separate analyses by histogenetic type and, where possible, body site of melanoma showed, in most instances, no consistent association between incidence rate of melanoma and exposure to fluorescent lights without diffusers. Incidence of melanomas of unclassifiable histogenetic type, however, increased with increasing duration of exposure (P-value for trend .02). This association was weaker and the P-value higher (.11) when exposure was considered only in residential rooms and offices, where light fittings are closest to the subject. Adjustment for the effects of total and intermittent sun exposure on melanoma rates did not alter the above trends appreciably.
D R English; I L Rouse; Z Xu; J D Watt; C D Holman; P J Heenan; B K Armstrong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Cancer Institute     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0027-8874     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Natl. Cancer Inst.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-24     Completed Date:  1985-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503089     Medline TA:  J Natl Cancer Inst     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1191-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Exposure
Fluorescence / adverse effects
Lighting / adverse effects*,  methods
Melanoma / etiology*,  pathology
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced*
Skin Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology
Time Factors
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects

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