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Document ID (ISN)50917
CIS number 88-1905
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wiklund K., Lindefors B.M., Holm L.E.
Title Risk of malignant lymphoma in Swedish agricultural and forestry workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 1988, Vol.45, No.1, p.19-24. 47 ref.
Abstract The risk of malignant lymphoma after exposure to phenoxy acid herbicides was studied in 354,620 Swedish men who were employed in agriculture or forestry. The cohort was divided into subcohorts and compared with 1,725,645 Swedish men having other economic activities. All were followed up between 1961-1979. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma was found in 861 men in the study cohort. The relative risk was not significantly increased in any subcohort and showed no time-related increase in the total cohort or any subcohort. Hodgkin's disease was found in 355 men in the study cohort. Relative risks significantly higher than unity were found among fur farming and silviculture workers where they were 4.45 and 2.26, respectively. All 5 cases in the former group were engaged in mink farming. A time related rising trend in relative risk was found in the silviculture subcohort.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; lymphoma; agriculture and forestry; lymphosarcoma; Hodgkin's disease
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; phenoxyacetic acids; toxic substances; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; neoplasms; long-term study; long-term exposure; evaluation of results; health hazards; chlorophenols
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Blood diseases