Occupational exposure to pesticides and pancreatic cancer.

  title={Occupational exposure to pesticides and pancreatic cancer.},
  author={B T Ji and Debra T. Silverman and Patricia Ann Stewart and Aaron Blair and Graeme M Swanson and Dalsu Baris and Raymond S. Greenberg and Richard B Hayes and Linda Brown and Keith D. Lillemoe and Janet B. Schoenberg and Linda M. Pottern and Ann Grossbart Schwartz and Robert Nathaniel Hoover},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={39 1},
BACKGROUND An increased risk of exposure to pesticides for pancreatic cancer has been suggested in a number of epidemiologic studies. METHODS Cases (N = 484), aged 30-79 years, were diagnosed in 1986-1989. Controls (N = 2,095) were a random sample of the general population. Information on usual occupation and potential confounding factors was obtained. A job-exposure matrix (JEM) approach was used to estimate the level of occupational exposure to pesticides. RESULTS A significant trend in… CONTINUE READING


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