|Document ID (ISN)||112138|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Frost G., Brown T., Harding A.H.
||Mortality and cancer incidence among British agricultural pesticide users
||2011, Vol.61. p.303-310. Illus. 20 ref.
||The objective of this study was to compare mortality and cancer incidence experienced by a cohort of United Kingdom pesticide users to that of the general population. Altogether, 62,960 pesticide users (94% male) were followed up between 1987 and 2005. All-cause mortality was lower for both men (SMR 0.58) and women (SMR 0.71) compared to the general population. Mortality and incidence were below those expected for all cancers combined among men (SMR 0.71, SIR 0.85), particularly for cancers of the lip, oral cavity and pharynx, digestive organs and respiratory system. The incidence of testicular cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer and multiple myeloma were above expected. Mortality from injury by machinery was significantly above expected for men (SMR 4.21). This study suggests that pesticide users are generally healthier than the national population but may have excesses of non-melanoma skin cancer, testicular cancer and multiple myeloma.
||United Kingdom; pesticides; mortality; cancer; agriculture; risk factors; frequency rates
||testicular cancer; myeloma; skin cancer; injuries; cohort study; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Cancer and carcinogens