|Document ID (ISN)||105187|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Mills P.K., Yang R.
||Breast cancer risk in Hispanic agricultural workers in California
||Riesgo de cáncer de mama en trabajadores agrícolas hispanas en California [in Spanish]|
||Apr.-June 2005, Vol.11, No.2, p.123-131. 48 ref. (Spanish version: Internet document, 30p.)
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1102_Mills_es.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1102_Mills.pdf [in English]
||In a registry-based case-control study of breast cancer in female Hispanic farm workers in California, 128 breast cancer cases diagnosed in 1988-2001 and 640 cancer-free controls were investigated. Risk of breast cancer was not associated with work with any specific crops or commodities except mushrooms, where the adjusted odds ratio (OR) was 6.00. Controlling for covariates, adjusted ORs for breast cancer in quartiles of pesticide use were 1.00, 1.30, 1.23, and 1.41. Chlordane, malathion, and dichlorophenoxyacetic acid were associated with increased risk. Risk associated with chemical use was stronger in younger women, those with early-onset breast cancer, and those diagnosed between 1988 and 1994.
||agricultural chemicals; California; agriculture; women; breast cancer
||USA; chlordane; dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; malathion; risk factors; age-linked differences; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology