Prostate cancer and ambient pesticide exposure in agriculturally intensive areas in California.

@article{Cockburn2011ProstateCA,
  title={Prostate cancer and ambient pesticide exposure in agriculturally intensive areas in California.},
  author={Myles G. Cockburn and Paul Mills and Xinbo Zhang and John Zadnick and Dan N. Goldberg and Beate Ritz},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={173 11},
  pages={1280-8}
}
In a population-based case-control study in California's intensely agricultural Central Valley (2005-2006), the authors investigated relations between environmental pesticide/fungicide exposure and prostate cancer. Cases (n = 173) were obtained from a population-based cancer registry, and controls (n = 162) were obtained from Medicare listings and tax assessor mailings. Past ambient exposures to pesticides/fungicides were derived from residential history and independently recorded pesticide and… CONTINUE READING