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Document ID (ISN)108395
CIS number 08-828
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hoffmann W., TerschŘeren C., Heimpel H., Feller A., Butte W., Hostrup O., Richardson D., Greiser E.
Title Population-based research on occupational and environmental factors for leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: the Northern Germany Leukemia and Lymphoma Study (NLL)
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.51, No.4, p.246-257. 40 ref.
Abstract The Northern Germany Leukaemia and Lymphoma Study is a population-based study designed to provide a quantitative basis for investigations into occupational and environmental risk factors for leukaemia and lymphoma. Subjects include all incident cases of leukaemia and lymphoma diagnosed between 1986 and 1998 in six counties in Northern Germany, together with controls selected from population registries. Self-reported exposure information was used in conjunction with direct environmental measurements. In addition, geographical information system (GIS) data were used to derive estimates of environmental exposure to pesticides, electromagnetic fields associated with transmission lines, and ionizing radiation from nuclear power stations. Findings can be used to calculate risk factors in subsequent studies.
Descriptors (primary) leukaemia; Germany; risk factors; environmental pollution; lymphoma
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; subjective assessment; electromagnetic fields; nuclear power stations; overhead electric lines; exposure evaluation; pesticides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Environmental pollution
Leukaemia