Air pollution and childhood leukaemia: a nationwide case-control study in Italy.

@article{Badalon2013AirPA,
  title={Air pollution and childhood leukaemia: a nationwide case-control study in Italy.},
  author={Chiara Badalon{\'i} and Alessandra Ranucci and Giulia Cesaroni and Gabriele Zanini and Danielle Vienneau and F Al-Aidrous and Kees de Hoogh and Corrado Magnani and Francesco Forastiere},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 12},
  pages={876-83}
}
OBJECTIVES Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children, but its aetiology is still poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that traffic-related air pollution is associated with paediatric leukaemia because of chronic exposure to several potential carcinogens. METHODS The Italian SETIL study (Study on the aetiology of lymphohematopoietic malignancies in children) was conducted in 14 Italian regions. All incident cases of leukaemia in children aged ≤10 years from these regions (period… CONTINUE READING
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