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Document ID (ISN)106917
CIS number 07-802
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van Maele-Fabry G., Willems J.L.
Title Prostate cancer among pesticide applicators: A meta-analysis
Bibliographic information Nov. 2004, Vol.77, No.8, p.559-570. Illus. 77 ref.
Internet access http://www.springerlink.com/content/xl4yxw2ax3uj0bwq/fulltext.pdf [in English]
Abstract This literature survey investigated the occurrence of prostate cancer in pesticide applicators. Relative risks (RRs) found in 22 were pooled. Findings are discussed. The pooled RR of 1.24 for prostate cancer in agricultural pesticide spraying provides evidence of a possible relationship between pesticide exposure and prostate cancer. The homogeneity observed between the individual study rate ratios, after the data had been regrouped according to geographic location, tends to increase the consistency of the association. However, the data available from the individual studies do not provide sufficient exposure information for firm conclusions to be drawn about pesticide exposure as the cause of prostate cancer.
Descriptors (primary) prostatic cancer; pesticide spraying; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) confounding factors; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Agriculture