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Document ID (ISN)75401
CIS number 00-1318
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Persson B., Fredrikson M.
Title Some risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1999, Vol.12, No.2, p.135-142. 13 ref.
Abstract This study is a pooled analysis of two earlier methodologically similar case-referent studies on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Exposure information was obtained by mailed questionnaires to the subjects. Exposure to white spirits, thinners and aviation gasoline as well as work as a lumberjack were connected with increased odds ratios significant at the 95% CI level, whereas no increased risk was noted for benzene. Logistic odd ratios (LORs) were significantly greater than 1 for exposure to phenoxy herbicides and plastic and rubber chemicals, and for contact with unusual pets. Office employment and housework showed significantly decreased LORs. This study indicates the importance of investigating exposures not occurring very frequently. Solvents were studied as a group of compounds but were also separated into various specific compounds. The present findings suggest that the carcinogenic property of solvents is not only related to aromatics or benzene, but also to other types.
Descriptors (primary) wood preservatives; carcinogens; risk factors; pesticides; solvents; lymphoma
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; drugs; logging and forestry operations; motor fuel; painting; health care personnel; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; case-control study; office work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Blood diseases