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Invited commentary: a sunbed epidemic?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20813800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Icelandic study of melanoma trends by Héry et al. in this issue of the Journal (Am J Epidemiol. 2010;172(7):762-767) is a fascinating analysis of an ecologic association. The authors noted a sharp increase in melanoma incidence that appeared to lag a few years behind the increased prevalence of sunbeds in Iceland. Caution, however, must be exercised in interpreting the data because of the lack of understanding of emissions of ultraviolet radiation from sunbeds and the ecologic nature of the data.
Marianne Berwick
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-09-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  172     ISSN:  1476-6256     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2010-10-12     Revised Date:  2013-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  768-70; discussion 771-772     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Iceland / epidemiology
Melanoma / epidemiology*,  etiology
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / epidemiology*,  etiology
Risk Factors
Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology*,  etiology
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects*
Grant Support
P30 CA118100/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA112524/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Comment On:
Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Oct 1;172(7):762-7   [PMID:  20813801 ]

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