Environnement, Risques & Santé


Exposition professionnelle aux solvants organiques et cancer du sein chez l’homme Volume 17, issue 5, September-October 2018



This news is based on the following article: Laouli N, Pilorget C, Cyr D, et al. Occupational exposure to organic solvents and risk of male breast cancer: a European multicenter case-control study. Scand J Environ Health 2018 ; 44 : 310-22. doi : 10.5271/sjweh.3717


The observation of an excess number of cases of breast cancer in men working as house painters and automobile mechanics led this European team to explore solvent exposure as a potential explanation and to find associations with three solvent products: trichloroethylene and, more uncertainly, benzene and ethylene glycol.

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