Parental occupation and childhood cancer: review of epidemiologic studies.

  title={Parental occupation and childhood cancer: review of epidemiologic studies.},
  author={David A. Savitz and Jiann Hwa Chen},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={325 - 337}
Parental occupational exposures might affect childhood cancer in the offspring through genetic changes in the ovum or sperm or through transplacental carcinogenesis. The 24 published epidemiologic studies of this association have all used case-control designs, with controls generally selected from birth certificates or from general population sampling. Occupational exposures were inferred from job titles on birth certificates or through interviews. A large number of occupation-cancer… CONTINUE READING
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