Risk factors of sunburns from occupational sun exposure in outdoor workers

TitreRisk factors of sunburns from occupational sun exposure in outdoor workers
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBoniol, M, Koechlin, A, Boniol, M, Doré, J-F, Chignol, M-C, Bulliard, J-L, Milon, A, Vernez, D
Conference Name8th World Congress of Melanoma, 9th Congress of the European Association of Dermatology (EADO), 7th Interdisciplinary Melanoma/Skin Cancer Meeting, 3rd European Post-Chicago Melanoma Meeting 2013, 17-20 July 2013, Hamburg, Germany
ISBN Number1610-0379
Accession Numberserval:BIB_CD52C7D27894
Mots-clésOccupational Exposure, Risk Factors, Sunburn, Ultraviolet Rays

Question: Outdoor workers can be exposed to intense ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation likely to results to sunburns. As sunburn is an important risk factor for skin cancer, in particular melanoma, we investigated the causes of occupational sunburns (OS) in French outdoor workers.
Methods: A population-based survey was conducted in May-June 2012 through computer-assisted telephonic interviews in population 25 to 69 years of age. History of sunburn from occupational exposure within the year preceding interview was collected. We analysed the risk of OS in multivariate logistic regression.
Results: Out of 1442 individuals who declared having an occupational exposure to solar UV radiation, 403 (27.9%) reported a sunburn from occupational exposure in the year preceding the interview. Sunburns were more frequent in women (30% vs. 26.4% in men although not significant p = 0.14), in younger workers (p = 0.0099), in sensitive phototype (40% in phototype I/II vs. 23% in phototype III/IV, p Conclusion: Sunburns from occupation was also observed in non sensitive population, phototype IV, which shows that outdoor workers are potentially exposed to intense UV radiations. This study suggests that prevention should target UV sensitive outdoor workers as well as those cumulating intense UV exposure.



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