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Document ID (ISN)21448
CIS number 74-1429
ISSN - Serial title 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sundell L., Rehn M., Axelson O.
Title An epidemiological study concerning herbicides.
Bibliographic information 1973, Vol.24, No.4, p.375-380. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Communication to the Swedish-Yugoslav symposium on pesticides (Milocer, Yugoslavia, 4-8 Dec. 1972). A preliminary study of 324 Swedish railway workers spraying herbicides on railway tracks between 1957 and 1971 showed 2 lung cancer cases in excess of predictable statistics (1 adenocarcinoma and 1 oat-cell cancer). Although the number of subjects and especially the number of cancers were small, the possibility that amitrole (1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-amine) and the combined action of this substance and smoking might have caused the lung cancers cannot be ruled out.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; carcinogenic effects; lung cancer; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; aminotriazole; synergism; epidemiologic study; track operations
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Smoking
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)