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Document ID (ISN)58340
CIS number 92-1250
ISSN - Serial title 0008-4263 - Canadian Journal of Public Health - Revue canadienne de santé publique
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Godon D., Lajoie P., Thouez J.P.
Title Mortality due to cancers of the brain and lymphatic tissues, and leukemia as a function of agricultural pesticide use in Quebec (1976-1985)
Original title Mortalité par cancers du cerveau, des tissus lymphatiques et la leucémie selon l'utilisation des pesticides, en agriculture, au Québec (1976-1985) [in French]
Bibliographic information May-June 1991, Vol.82, No.3, p.174-180. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract Relationships between the mortality data for cancers of the brain, the lymphatic tissues and leukaemia, and the spatial distribution of agricultural pesticide use for 34 drainage basins in Quebec, Canada, from 1976-1985 are described. Agreement between the results for mortality data in this exploratory study and the results from another study on cancer incidence data for 1982-1983, supports the hypothesis of a potential relationship between the use of pesticides in agriculture and cancer of the lymphatic tissues.
Descriptors (primary) leukaemia; mortality; agriculture; pesticides; thermal burns; brain cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Quebec; crop protection; statistical evaluation; geographical variables; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the nervous system