|Document ID (ISN)||106917|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Van Maele-Fabry G., Willems J.L.
||Prostate cancer among pesticide applicators: A meta-analysis
||Nov. 2004, Vol.77, No.8, p.559-570. Illus. 77 ref.
||http://www.springerlink.com/content/xl4yxw2ax3uj0bwq/fulltext.pdf [in English]
||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.
||prostatic cancer; pesticide spraying; agriculture
||confounding factors; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the reproductive system