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Document ID (ISN)64050
CIS number 95-633
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morrison H.I., Semenciw R.M., Wilkins K., Mao Y., Wigle D.T.
Title Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and agricultural practices in the prairie provinces of Canada
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.20, No.1, p.42-47. 28 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to provide an update of a cohort study (1971-1985) that previously reported a significant risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among male Saskatchewan farm operators (see CIS 92-1589) according to fuel-oil expenditures and herbicide spraying for farms less than 100 acres (2570 hectares) by including two additional Canadian prairie provinces, two additional years of follow-up, and data from the 1981 Census of Agriculture. The addition of a further two years of follow-up resulted in lower risk estimates associated with herbicide spraying for Saskatchewan. A significantly increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma according to acres sprayed with herbicides was observed for the three provinces combined when the herbicide spraying data from the 1991 Census of Agriculture was used. Although the current results are not entirely consistent with the original Saskatchewan analysis, they support the overall finding of an association between herbicides and risk of fatal non-Hodking's lymphoma.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; lymphoma; agriculture; pesticides; cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Agricultural chemicals