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Document ID (ISN)47725
CIS number 87-595
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vineis P., Terracini B., Ciccone G., Cignetti A., Colombo E., Donna A., Maffi L., Pisa R., Ricci P., Zanini E., Comba P.
Title Phenoxy herbicides and soft-tissue sarcomas in female rice weeders: A population-based case-referent study
Bibliographic information Feb. 1987, Vol.13, No.1, p.9-17. 28 ref.
Abstract From an original sample of 135 cases, 68 cases were used in a questionnaire and interview study; there were 158 referents. The women had been exposed to the herbicides in the early 1950s. The relative risk of sarcoma was 2.7; the risk was greater for the women exposed for the whole period 1950-1955 and for younger age groups.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; cereal farming; women; sarcomas; phenoxyacetic acids
Descriptors (secondary) case study; Italy; chlorinated organic compounds; long-term study; latency; epidemiologic study; rice
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals