Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: A Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework

Environmental Health Perspectives, February 5, 2013. Advance Publications

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-11

36 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2013

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Carolina Espina

World Health Organization, Dept of Public Health & Environment

Miquel Porta

Autonomous University of Barcelona; Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research

Joachim Schüz

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Ildefonso Aguado

Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

Robert V. Percival

University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law

Carlos Dora

World Health Organization

Terry Slevin

Cancer Council Western Australia

Juliette Guzman

El Bosque University, Occupational Health Program; PanAmerican Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

Tim Meredith

World Health Organization

Philip Landrigan

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dept of Preventive Medicine

Maria Neira

World Health Organization (WHO), Dept of Public Health and Environment

Date Written: February 5, 2013

Abstract

Nearly 13 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur worldwide each year; 63% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. A substantial portion of all cancers are attributable to carcinogenic exposures in the environment and the workplace.

The objective of this study was to develop an evidence-based global vision and strategy for the primary prevention of environmental and occupational cancer.

The study concluded that opportunities exist to revitalize comprehensive global cancer control policies by incorporating primary interventions against environmental and occupational carinogens.

Keywords: cancer, environmental health, occupational, primary prevention, policy, public health

Suggested Citation

Espina, Carolina and Porta, Miquel and Schüz, Joachim and Aguado, Ildefonso and Percival, Robert V. and Dora, Carlos and Slevin, Terry and Guzman, Juliette and Meredith, Tim and Landrigan, Philip and Neira, Maria, Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: A Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework (February 5, 2013). Environmental Health Perspectives, February 5, 2013. Advance Publications, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2228676

Carolina Espina

World Health Organization, Dept of Public Health & Environment ( email )

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Miquel Porta

Autonomous University of Barcelona; Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

Joachim Schüz

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

150 Cours Albert Thomas
Lyon, 69372
France

Ildefonso Aguado

Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

Avenida de la Universidad s/n
Elche, Alicante 03202
Spain

Robert V. Percival

University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States

Carlos Dora

World Health Organization

20 Avenue Appia
Geneva 27, CH-1211
Switzerland

Terry Slevin

Cancer Council Western Australia

46 Ventnor Avenue
West Perth, 6005
Australia

Juliette Guzman

El Bosque University, Occupational Health Program

Carrera 7 B Bis No. 132 - 11
Bogota, 110121
Colombia

PanAmerican Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

20 Avenue Appia
Geneva 27, CH-1211
Switzerland

Tim Meredith

World Health Organization

20 Avenue Appia
Geneva 27, CH-1211
Switzerland

Philip Landrigan

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dept of Preventive Medicine

One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574
United States

Maria Neira (Contact Author)

World Health Organization (WHO), Dept of Public Health and Environment ( email )

20 Avenue Appia
Geneva 27, CH-1211
Switzerland

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