A cohort study on cancer incidence among Danish gardeners.

  title={A cohort study on cancer incidence among Danish gardeners.},
  author={Eva St\ottrup Hansen and Henrik Hasle and Flemming Lander},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={21 5},
This study was performed to examine the cancer risk of Danish gardeners having been highly exposed to pesticides. We have followed a cohort of 4,015 employed gardeners (859 females and 3,156 males) from May 1975 until the end of 1984 with regard to cancer incidence. The observed incidence was compared with expected numbers calculated from national incidence rates. For all cancer sites combined, the standardized morbidity ratio (SMbR) was 104. Among male gardeners a significantly increased… CONTINUE READING
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