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Document ID (ISN)40649
CIS number 83-1696
ISSN - Serial title Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blair A., Granman D.J., Lubin J.H., Fraumeni J.F.
Title Lung cancer and other causes of death among licensed pesticide applicators
Bibliographic information July 1983, Vol.71, No.1, p.31-37. 39 ref.
Abstract Report on a study of mortality experience of a 3,827-pesticide applicator cohort to investigate health effects of chronic pesticide exposure. The standard mortality ratio (SMR) for these men (employed mainly in the control of pests in premises) was not significantly evaluated but there were excess risks for leukaemia, brain and lung cancers. The lung cancer risk rose with the number of years of exposure. This and the capacity of certain pesticides to produce neoplasms in laboratory animals suggests that some pesticides may be carcinogenic in humans.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; mortality; lung cancer; insecticides; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; USA; survey; disinsectization; brain cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Agricultural chemicals