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Document ID (ISN)43869
CIS number 85-754
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCabe M., Nowak M., Hamilton R., Hartshorn P.
Title Cancer of lymphatic tissues in cane-growing areas of Queensland
Bibliographic information 29 Sep. 1984, Vol.141, No.7, p.412-414. 14 ref.
Abstract A mortality study of the general population in the tropical sugarcane-growing areas of Queensland (Australia) with respect to leukaemias and lymphomas. The population in a nearby town (Townsville) was used for control. There was a significant excess number of deaths from leukaemia among men over 60 years old in the cane-growing areas as compared to women over 60 in the same area (61 against 13). There was also a significant excess of deaths from cancers of the lymphatic tissues in general among men in the cane-growing areas as compared to men in the town. The possible causative role of long-term exposure to pesticides in agricultural workers is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) industrial crop farming; lymphatic leukaemia; pesticides; mortality; sugar cane
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; long-term exposure; lymphoma; Australia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Agricultural chemicals