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Occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation and the risk of prostate cancer Peters, Cheryl Elizabeth; Demers, Paul A.; Kalia, Sunil; Hystad, Perry; Villeneuve, Paul J.; Koehoorn, Mieke, 1966-; Krieger, Nancy


Objectives: Preventable risk factors for prostate cancer are poorly understood; sun exposure is a possible protective factor. The goal of this study was to investigate prostate cancer risk in outdoor workers, a population with high sun exposure. Methods: Prostate cancer cases and controls from a large study (conducted between 1994 and 1997) were used for this analysis. A job exposure matrix was used to assign solar UVR at work as moderate (2‐

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