|Document ID (ISN)||51711|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association
||Cancer risk of pesticides in agricultural workers
||19 Aug. 1988, Vol.260, No.7, p.959-966. 42 ref.
||This report discusses some of the inherent limitations of cancer studies in animals and humans and presents a qualitative carcinogen risk assessment of a number of pesticides based on the judgement of national and international authorities who have reviewed the available experimental and epidemiologic evidence. A large number of pesticidal compounds have shown evidence of genotoxicity or carcinogenicity in animal and in vitro screening tests, but no pesticides - except arsenic and vinyl chloride (once used as an aerosol propellant) - have definitely been proved to be carcinogenic in man. A resolution by the Council on Scientific Affairs calls for the American Medical Association, through its scientific journals and publications, to alert physicians to the potential hazards of agricultural pesticides.
||carcinogens; vinyl chloride; arsenic; neoplasms; agriculture; carcinogenic effects; pesticides
||mutagenic effects; directive; herbicides; literature survey; USA; report; IARC; Hodgkin's disease; mortality; insecticides; toxic substances; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; in vitro experiments; classification; toxic effects
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Arsenic and compounds