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Document ID (ISN)105187
CIS number 06-575
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mills P.K., Yang R.
Title Breast cancer risk in Hispanic agricultural workers in California
Original title Riesgo de cáncer de mama en trabajadores agrícolas hispanas en California [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2005, Vol.11, No.2, p.123-131. 48 ref. (Spanish version: Internet document, 30p.)
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Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; California; agriculture; women; breast cancer
Descriptors (secondary) USA; chlordane; dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; malathion; risk factors; age-linked differences; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals