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Document ID (ISN)39082
CIS number 83-207
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gold E.B., Diener M.D., Szklo M.
Title Parental occupations and cancer in children - A case control study and review of the methodologie issues
Bibliographic information Aug. 1982, Vol.24, No.8, p.578-584. 13 ref.
Abstract The occupation and occupational exposure of parents before and after the birth of a child who later developed leukaemia or a brain tumour (cases) were compared with the occupational experience of parents of children with other cancers and of normal children. 43 children diagnosed with leukaemia from 1969 to 1974 and 70 children diagnosed with brain tumours from 1965 to 1974 were ascertained. There was no relation between parental occupation and the occurrence of leukaemia or brain tumours in the offspring. The methodological problems of this and similar studies are reviewed.
Descriptors (primary) leukaemia; morbidity; carcinogenic effects; genetic effects; brain cancer
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Diseases of the nervous system