|Document ID (ISN)||109302|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Santibáñez M., Bolumar F., García A.M.
||Occupational risk factors in Alzheimer's disease: A review assessing the quality of published epidemiological studies
||Nov. 2007, Vol.64, No.11, p.723-732. Illus. 43 ref.
||Epidemiological evidence of an association between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the most frequently studied occupational exposures, namely pesticides, solvents, electromagnetic fields (EMF), lead and aluminium, is inconsistent. Epidemiological studies published up to June of 2003 were systematically searched through PubMed and Toxline. Twenty-four studies (21 case-control and 3 cohort studies) were included. The quality of the studies was assessed. Eleven studies explored the relationship of AD with solvents, seven with EMF, six with pesticides, six with lead and three with aluminium. For pesticides, studies of greater quality and prospective design found increased and statistically significant associations. For the remaining occupational agents, the evidence of association is less consistent (for solvents and EMF) or absent (for lead and aluminium).
||electromagnetic fields; risk factors; epidemiology
||epidemiological aspects; lead and compounds; aluminium and compounds; computerized data bases; pesticides; solvents; evaluation of results; Alzheimer's disease
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology