Maternal smoking and irradiation during pregnancy as risk factors for child leukemia.

@article{Stjernfeldt1992MaternalSA,
  title={Maternal smoking and irradiation during pregnancy as risk factors for child leukemia.},
  author={M Stjernfeldt and Karin Berglund and Jan E. Lindsten and Johnny Ludvigsson},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={129-35}
}
The effect of joint exposure to diagnostic X-rays and maternal smoking during pregnancy was compared in a case-control study of 216 children with cancer (128 cases with acute lymphoblastic leukemia [ALL] and 88 with solid tumors) and 301 control children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Exposure to diagnostic X-rays combined with smoking of ten or more cigarettes per day gave a relative risk of 3.6 (95% CI, 1.8 to 7.0) and a positive dose response relation for ALL in the… CONTINUE READING
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