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Published by National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md .
Written in English


  • Cancer -- United States,
  • Blood -- Diseases -- United States,
  • Pesticides -- Carcinogenicity -- United States

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SeriesThe Search for health, Search for health
ContributionsNational Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Pagination[1] leaf ;
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Open LibraryOL14661054M

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This volume evaluates the carcinogenic risk to humans posed by occupational exposure during the spraying and application of insecticides. The book also features separate monographs evaluating the carcinogenicity of 17 individual pesticides, including several that have been banned by industrialized countries yet are still used in the developing world. Get this from a library! Occupational risk of cancer from pesticides: farmer studies.. [National Institutes of Health (U.S.);].   A review of the epidemiological literature linking pesticides to cancers in occupational studies worldwide was conducted, with particular focus on those articles published after the release of IARC Monograph 53 (): Occupational Exposures in Insecticide Applications and Some ant new data are now by: Women’s exposures to pesticides in households and workplaces were not related to increased risk of breast cancer (OR = ; CI: –) and (OR = ; CI: –), respectively. The prevalence of occupational exposure to pesticides among women in our study was low.

Occupational pesticide exposures and cancer risk: a review. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev Crossref, Medline, Google Scholar; Alavanja MC, Dosemeci M, Samanic C, Lubin J, Lynch CF, Knott C et al.. Pesticides and lung cancer risk in the Agricultural Health Study cohort. Am J Epidemiol In the stratified analyses, the odd ratios associated with household pesticide use were similar among participants who believed pesticides increased breast cancer risk and those who did not. The results of our study did not show associations between breast cancer and household or occupational exposure to pesticides. Background: In the developed world, occupational exposures are a leading cause of bladder cancer. A few studies have suggested a link between pesticide exposures among agricultural populations and bladder cancer. Methods: We used data from the Agricultural Health Study, a prospective cohort study which includes 57 pesticide applicators with detailed information on pesticide use, to Cited by:   Data on non-occupational exposure to pesticides and cancer are scarce. • A population-based case–control study estimated the risk of cancer at different sites. • Prevalence of cancer at most organ sites was higher in areas of greater pesticide use. • The risk of cancer at most organ sites was higher in areas of greater pesticide use. •.

Section 1: Summary of Data Linking Pesticide Exposure with Cancer 4 - 13 Farmers and agricultural workers are more likely to die from certain cancers Childhood cancer and pesticide exposure Table 1: Pesticides suspected of playing a role in human cancers Explanatory notes to Table 1 Pesticides with hormone disrupting properties and cancer. The occupational variation in the risk of female breast cancer (the most common cancer type in the present series, cases) was larger, and there was a tendency of physically demanding. Objectives To assess the associations between occupational exposure to biocides and pesticides and risk of thyroid cancer. Methods Using data from a population-based case–control study involving incident thyroid cancer cases and controls in Connecticut collected in –, we examined the association with occupational exposure to biocides and pesticides through a job-exposure. Some pesticides contain alkylureas or amines that metabolize to nitroso compounds, which have been associated with neurogenic tumors (15, 16). Using data from a US hospital-based, case-control study of adult brain tumors conducted from to , we examined risk of glioma and meningioma associated with occupational exposure to pesticides.