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1616 Title of (joint) special session ‘oed’ and ‘radiation at work’: how to tackle the increasing disease burden of occupational skin cancer
  1. Swen Malte John1,
  2. Fabriziomaria Gobba2
  1. 1Dept. Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, Health Theory, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
  2. 2University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy


Aim of special session Obtain better knowledge of epidemiological and clinical aspects, SR exposure mechanisms and biological interactions to raise awareness and implement preventive strategies

Solar Radiation (SR) is associated to various skin cancers: actinic keratosis (AK), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and malignant melanoma (MM). Occupational activity is one of the most relevant factors influencing SR exposure. Alone in Europe about 14.5 million outdoor workers (OW) are exposed to SR for at least 75 % of their working time. The prevalence of occupational skin cancer among OW is very high and increasing. Most countries do not recognize skin cancer as an occupational disease.

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