Vit. artikkel


  • 2023



Introduction: Professional visual artists constitute a heterogeneous vocational group, including, but not limited to painters, photographers, textile artists, and sculptors who may face exposure to workplace hazardous substances and lifestyle factors that may contribute to the development of selected cancers. The objective of this registry-based cohort study was to assess the cancer incidence among Nordic visual artists. Materials and methods: This study is based on data from the Nordic Occupational Cancer (NOCCA) project that combines census data of 15 million people from all Nordic countries and cancer registries from 1961 to 2005. For the present study we selected a cohort of visual artists from Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Standardized incidence ratio (SIR) analyses were conducted with the cancer incidence rates for the entire national study populations used as reference rates. Results: In male visual artists, there were statistically significant excesses in cancers of the tongue (SIR 2.91, 95% confidence interval 1.74–4.55), oral cavity (2.09, 1.26–3.27), pharynx (2.18, 1.45-–3.15), testis (1.91, 1.11–3.05), renal pelvis (2.48, 1.42–4.03) and bladder (1.33, 1.14–1.55). The risk was significantly decreased for cancers of the lip (0.45, 0.18-0.93) and stomach (0.65, 0.50–0.84). In female visual artists, the only significantly increased risk was observed for breast cancer...

Nikkilä, Rayan; Peltomaa, Miikka; Carpén, Timo; Martinsen, Jan Ivar; Heikkinen, Sanna; Selander, Jenny; Mehlum, Ingrid Sivesind; Torfadottir, Jóhanna Eyrún; Mäkitie, Antti; Pukkala, Eero
Acta Oncologica 62(10): 1265–1272
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