|Document ID (ISN)||52647|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Corrao G., Calleri M., Carle F., Russo R., Bosia S., Piccioni P.
||Cancer risk in a cohort of licensed pesticide users
||June 1989, Vol.15, No.3, p.203-209. 32 ref. Illus.
||First admissions to the hospital among 25,945 men living in southern Piedmont (Italy) and holding a license authorising them to use pesticides were analysed in a study of the cancer risk related to exposure to pesticides. Standardised incidence ratios significantly higher than 1 were encountered for malignant skin cancers and lymphomas. The risk of lymphoma was particularly high in predominatly arable areas. The standardised incidence ratios for tumours of the nervous system and haematopoietic tissue showed an interesting age-related pattern and a higher risk in areas primarily devoted to forest tree plantation, but did not reach significance.
||pesticides; frequency rates; carcinogenic effects; agriculture
||leukaemia; Italy; comparative study; skin cancer; hazard evaluation; lymphoma
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)