|Document ID (ISN)||51954|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Donna A., Crosignani P., Robutti F., Betta P.G., Bocca R., Mariani N., Ferrario F., Fissi R., Berrino F.
||Triazine herbicides and ovarian epithelial neoplasms
||Feb. 1989, Vol.15, No.1, p.47-53. 20 ref.
||The possible role of a class of herbicides, triazines, in ovarian carcinogenesis has been evaluated in a population-based case-referent study. Women previously exposed to triazines showed a significant relative risk of 2.7 for ovarian neoplasms. Although none of the doses could be quantified for the study subjects, 2 risk trends in favour of the plausibility of the association were found: the first by duration and the second by probability of exposure. The population representativity of the study and the comparability of information between the cases and referents suggest the lack of any major bias in the results. Triazine-related risk remained consistent when the analysis was restricted to farmers and when the exposure to other herbicides and to other types of cultivation were considered. Unexposed farmers had the same risk as unexposed non farmers.
||agricultural chemicals; herbicides; agriculture; triazines; ovarian cancer
||diseases of genital organs; atrazine; comparative study; epidemiologic study; simazine
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the reproductive system