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ID (ISN) del documento62317
Número CIS 94-882
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Zahm S.H., Blair A.
Título Cancer among migrant and seasonal farmworkers: An epidemiologic review and research agenda
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1993, Vol.24, No.6, p.753-766. 53 ref.
Resumen There are an estimated three million hired migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States. They may be exposed to mutagenic and potentially carcinogenic pesticides during agricultural operations. Field conditions that provide little opportunity to wash skin or clothing to minimize pesticide absorption may intensify exposure. Little is known, however, about the occurrence of cancer in migrant or seasonal farmworkers. Most cancer epidemiologic research on agricultural populations has focussed on farm owner/operators. The few studies that have evaluated cancer in farmworkers suggest that they may be experiencing excesses of multiple myeloma and cancers of the stomach, prostate, and testis. A few studies suggest that the farmworkers may differ from farmers by experiencing excesses of cancer of the buccal cavity and pharynx, lung, and liver. Cervical cancer was elevated in female farmworkers in one study. It is concluded that descriptive data and aetiologic research on cancer among farmworkers and family members are urgently needed.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades profesionales; pesticidas; agricultura; riesgos químicos; trabajadores emigrantes; cáncer
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; Estados Unidos; investigación; encuesta epidemiológica; mujeres; investigación de higiene del trabajo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals