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Gliomas and farm pesticide exposure in men: the Upper Midwest Health Study.

Authors
Ruder-AM; Waters-MA; Butler-MA; Carreon-T; Calvert-GM; Davis-King-KE; Schulte-PA; Sanderson-WT; Ward-EM; Connally-LB; Heineman-EF; Mandel-JS; Morton-RF; Reding-DJ; Rosenman-KD; Talaska-G
Source
Arch Environ Health 2004 Dec; 59(12):650-657
NIOSHTIC No.
20030452
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health evaluated farm pesticide exposure and glioma risk in a study that included 457 glioma cases and 648 population-based controls, all adult men (18-80 yr old) and nonmetropolitan residents of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Multiple logistic regressions were used to control for farm residence, age, age group, education, and exposure to other pesticides. No associations were found between glioma and 12 specific pesticides. We estimated adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) and found reduced glioma risk for insecticides (OR = 0.53, CI = 0.37-0.77), fumigants (OR = 0.57, CI = 0.34-0.95), and organochlorines (OR = 0.66, CI = 0.47-0.94). In analyses excluding proxy respondents (47% of cases) most CIs included 1.0. No positive association of farm pesticide exposure and glioma was found. Other farm exposures may explain the excess brain cancer risk seen in previous studies.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-industry; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Demographic-characteristics; Sex-factors; Age-groups; Age-factors; Occupational-exposure; Education; Herbicides; Etiology; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis
CODEN
AEHLAU
Publication Date
20041201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
amr2@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0003-9896
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DART
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
OH; IA; MI; MN; WI
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