Occupational risks for the development of brain tumors.

  title={Occupational risks for the development of brain tumors.},
  author={Susan S Kaplan and S N Etlin and Ilya B. Novikov and Baruch Modan},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={31 1},
Occupationally related risk factors were assessed in a population-based, case-control study of 139 patients with primary brain tumors (BT), carried out in central Israel between 1987-1991. For each case, two control groups were matched by age (+/-5 years), sex, and ethnic origin. The interview schedule included questions about lifelong occupational history before diagnosis. Odds ratios (OR) for BT, according to industrial categories, showed a significantly increased risk among blue-collar… CONTINUE READING

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