|Document ID (ISN)||58626|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Settimi L., Boffetta P., Comba P., Terracini B.
||Epidemiologic study for the evaluation of the cancerogenic risk associated with pesticides
||Nov.-Dec. 1990, Vol.81, No.6, p.494-498. 13 ref.
||Proposal for a large-scale case-control study of the carcinogenic risk associated with pesticide exposure. During a two-year period (1990-1992) cases of cancer in people between the ages of 20 and 74 are to be identified in five Italian hospitals in a region where agricultural workers constitute at least 10% of the active male population. For each case, a detailed questionnaire (including questions related to job history) is to be administered to the patient. The answers are to be compared with those from a referent group. It is hoped that the existence or absence of cancer risk associated with specific types of agricultural work can be confirmed as a result of this study. The total number of cancer cases investigated is expected to be ca. 2,200 per year. This study is likely to be a powerful tool for the identification of cause-effect relationships for cancers among agricultural workers, should such relationships exist.
||Italy; pesticides; neoplasms; hazard evaluation; carcinogenic effects; agricultural operations
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy; WHO|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations