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Document ID (ISN)38724
CIS number 82-2021
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coggon D., Acheson E.D.
Title Do phenoxy herbicides cause cancer in man?
Bibliographic information 8 May 1982, Vol.1, No.8280, p.1057-1059. 31 ref.
Abstract Swedish and American studies showing evidence of links between occupational exposure to phenoxy herbicides, chlorophenols and dioxins, either as a result of their application or production, and the occurrence of soft tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are discussed. Evidence for increased risks of sarcoma appears good but it is still unclear if the carcinogen is the herbicide or the dioxin contaminant. Association between exposure to these substances and lymphoma occurrence is weak, and more research is needed.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; carcinogens; neoplasms; dioxins; chlorophenols; phenoxyacetic acids
Descriptors (secondary) lymphoma; Hodgkin's disease; round-up; pesticides; sarcomas
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Heterocyclic compounds