Farming, pesticide use and hairy-cell leukemia.

  title={Farming, pesticide use and hairy-cell leukemia.},
  author={Jacqueline Clavel and Denis H{\'e}mon and Laurence Mandereau and Bernard Delemotte and Fedor Severin and Georges Flandrin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={22 4},
OBJECTIVES This paper analyzes the role of farming and pesticide exposures in the occurrence of hairy-cell leukemia (HCL). METHODS The study included 226 men with HCL and 425 matched hospital referents. Pesticide exposure was assessed by expert review of detailed interview data on occupational histories and agricultural activities and exposures. RESULTS Altogether, 77 cases and 116 referents had farmed for at least six months, giving an odds ratio (OR) of 1.5 [95% confidence interval (95… CONTINUE READING
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