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Document ID (ISN)109990
CIS number 09-810
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mills P.K., Dodge J., Yang R.
Title Cancer in migrant and seasonal hired farm workers
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.185-191. 19 ref.
Abstract Farmworkers in the United States represent a workforce of some three million persons. This population is at high risk due to exposures to sunlight and heat, and to dangerous machinery, fumes, fertilizers, dust and pesticides. This article summarizes the findings of a series epidemiological studies conducted among farm workers in California, many of whom are seasonal and migrant workers. They are at elevated risk for numerous forms of cancer compared to the general population, including lymphomas and leukaemia, as well as prostate, brain, cervix and stomach cancers. Specific pesticides may be associated with this increased risk.
Descriptors (primary) California; seasonal work; migrant workers; cancer; risk factors; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; leukaemia; USA; lymphoma; uterine cancer; pesticides; gastrointestinal cancer; prostatic cancer; brain cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology