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Document ID (ISN)39778
CIS number 83-800
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Milham S.
Title Herbicides, occupation, and cancer
Bibliographic information 26 June 1982, Vol.1, No.8287, p.1464-1465. 1 ref.
Abstract This letter to the Editor gives an update of a NIOSH study on mortality due to soft tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin lymphomas for men exposed to phenoxy herbicides and chlorophenols. Only farmers (not otherwise specified) have a significant excess of soft tissue sarcomas, but the total proportional mortality rate for the occupations listed is not significantly increased. The mortality patterns reported do not offer convincing support for a link between phenoxy herbicides and chlorophenyl and these cancers.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; phenoxyphenols; neoplasms; agriculture; chlorophenols
Descriptors (secondary) lymphoma; mortality; sarcomas; Hodgkin's disease
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Phenols and phenolic compounds