Occupation, hobbies, and acute leukemia in adults.

  title={Occupation, hobbies, and acute leukemia in adults.},
  author={P. D. Terry and David L. Shore and Garth H Rauscher and Dale P Sandler},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  volume={29 10},
Occupational and industrial exposures have been implicated in the etiology of leukemia, yet uncertainty remains regarding potential high risk occupations. We examined the associations between self-reported occupations and hobbies and acute leukemia risk using data from 811 cases and 637 controls participating in a case-control study in the U.S. and Canada. We found that several occupations may increase the risk of acute leukemia, particularly occupations related to petroleum products, rubber… CONTINUE READING