Cancer risk in asphalt workers and roofers: Review and meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies

05 Dec 1994Timo Partanen PhD, MSc, Paolo Boffetta MD, MPH

Meta Analysis
5 effects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Bitumen Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bitumen Exposure
Contaminant

Leukemia Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Leukemia
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
70.0%

Bitumen Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bitumen Exposure
Contaminant

Bladder cancer Urinary outcome
Minor increase risk of Bladder cancer
Urinary system

Moderate evidence
20.0%

Bitumen Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bitumen Exposure
Contaminant

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Increased risk of Lung cancer
Respiratory system

Moderate evidence
80.0%

Bitumen Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bitumen Exposure
Contaminant

Stomach cancer (Gastric cancer) Digestive outcome
Increased risk of Stomach cancer (Gastr...
Digestive system

Moderate evidence
70.0%

Bitumen Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bitumen Exposure
Contaminant

Skin cancer Intergumentary outcome
Strong increased risk of Skin cancer
Intergumentary system

Low evidence
220.0%