Name: SYNJEM88

Reference: Peters, S., Vermeulen, R., Portengen, L., Olsson, A., Kendzia, B., Vincent, R., Savary, B., LavouCrossed Sign, J. D. S., Cavallo, D., Cattaneo, A., Mirabelli, D., Plato, N., Fevotte, J., Pesch, B., Brüning, T., Straif, K., & Kromhout, H. (2016). SYN-JEM: A Quantitative Job-Exposure Matrix for Five Lung Carcinogens. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 60(7), 795–811. 

Contact information: Hans Kromhout, Dep. of Population Health Sciences, University of Utrecht, Holland

Access: To obtain access to data you need to contact the above-mentioned contact person. You will find an overview of the access posibilies to the JEM  here  Hent dokument.

Exposure: Five lung carcinogens (cancer-causing-agents):

  • Asbestos
  • Chromium-VI
  • Nickel
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Crystalline silica (RCS)

Coverage: Occupational titles within The Danish version of ISCO-88

Job title and industry classification system: DISCO-88 (and ISCO-68 is also availeble)

Calendar period: 1970-2020

Measures of exposure:  The JEM is based on a quantitative exposure assessment approach.  The exposure rating is derived from a general population JEM (DOMJEM) assigning no, low or high exposure levels. Some modifications were made to DOM-JEM for the ratings for asbestos, PAH and RCS. The rating was changed from ‘no’ to ‘low’ exposure if the individual was employed in a particular industry where exposure was likely.

Uncertainty in exposure measures: The JEM is based on statistically modelling of a large amount of personal occupational exposure measurement data.

Demographic dimensions: The JEM includes quantitative estimates of the level of exposure by region (Canada; Central and Eastern European countries; France; Germany; Italy/Spain; Sweden (including data from all Nordic countries); the United Kingdom; and the Netherlands.) except for the exposure PAH.