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Cancer incidence was studied in 10,552 patients (mean age, 57 years) who received 131I therapy (mean dose, 506 MBq) for hyperthyroidism between 1950 and 1975. Follow-up on these patients was continued for an average of 15 years. Record linkage with the Swedish Cancer Register for the period 1958-1985 identified 1543 cancers occurring 1 year or more after(More)
AIMS To explore cancer risk from date of birth until 1994 in children, born 1958 or later, of Swedish male pesticide applicators. METHODS Records of male pesticide applicators licensed 1965-76 were linked to the Multigeneration Register. The records of their offspring were then linked to the Swedish Cancer Registry and the Cause of Death Register. (More)
The risk of cancer was analysed in a cohort of 20,245 licensed pesticide applicators in agriculture who had licences issued between 1965 and 1976. Most were men (99%) and about 50% had been born in 1935 or later. The cohort was followed up in the Swedish Cancer Register from date of licence until death or 31 December 1982. The mean follow up time was 12.2(More)
Cancer risks during the period 1961-1984 were studied in a cohort of 2,034 Swedish reindeer-breeding Lapps, a unique group whose culture and life-style differ considerably from those in the rest of the Swedish population. A total of 100 cases of cancer were observed versus 163 expected. Statistically significantly decreased risks were found for cancers of(More)
Two Swedish studies have suggested that exposure to phenoxy acid herbicides may cause soft tissue sarcoma. This association has been subsequently investigated in a number of epidemiologic studies. Results are inconsistent. In this study the risk of soft tissue sarcoma in a cohort of 20,245 Swedish pesticide applicators, of whom 72% were estimated to have(More)
BACKGROUND The use of chemicals in agriculture has been associated with elevated risks of prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to analyze prostate cancer risk in a cohort of 20,025 pesticide applicators in agriculture licensed between 1965-1976. METHODS The cohort was followed up in the Swedish Cancer Register from date of licence until death of(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that sunlight through production of vitamin D might have a protective effect on a number of internal cancers. Consequently, in spite of the well known skin cancer risks, some researchers advocate more exposure to ultraviolet radiation, supported by the solarium industry. We estimated the risk of internal cancer before the(More)
The risk of Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) was studied in a cohort of 20,245 Swedish pesticide appliers, who had the licence issued between 1965 and 1976. In this cohort 72% were estimated to have been exposed to phenoxy acid herbicides. The cohort was followed-up in the Swedish Cancer Register from date of licence until Dec. 31, 1982(More)
The Swedish Cancer-Environment Register was used to study time-related trends in relative risks (RRs) of cancer between 1961 and 1979 in a cohort of 254,417 Swedish men who were employed in agriculture in 1960. The reference cohort consisted of 1,725,845 Swedish men who were gainfully employed in economic activities other than agriculture or forestry in(More)