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Document ID (ISN)58626
CIS number 92-1588
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Settimi L., Boffetta P., Comba P., Terracini B.
Title Epidemiologic study for the evaluation of the cancerogenic risk associated with pesticides
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1990, Vol.81, No.6, p.494-498. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; pesticides; neoplasms; hazard evaluation; carcinogenic effects; agricultural operations
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly; WHO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Risk evaluation