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Document ID (ISN)52647
CIS number 89-1608
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Corrao G., Calleri M., Carle F., Russo R., Bosia S., Piccioni P.
Title Cancer risk in a cohort of licensed pesticide users
Bibliographic information June 1989, Vol.15, No.3, p.203-209. 32 ref. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; frequency rates; carcinogenic effects; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; Italy; comparative study; skin cancer; hazard evaluation; lymphoma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals