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10 Mai 2019

Parental occupational exposure to pesticides, animals, and organic dust and risk of childhood leukaemia and central nervous system tumours

The International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C), together with collaborators from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Section of Environment and Radiation and Section of Evidence Synthesis and Classification, has published its findings in the International Journal of Cancer.

I4C used pooled data on more than 320 000 participants from birth cohorts in five countries (Australia, Denmark, Israel, Norway, and the United Kingdom) to evaluate parental occupational exposure to pesticides and the risk of leukaemia and central nervous system tumours in their children.

For paternal exposures to pesticides and animals, an increased risk was seen for childhood myeloid leukaemia but not lymphoid leukaemia or central nervous system tumours.

Patel DM, Jones RR, Booth BJ, Olsson AC, Kromhout H, Straif K, et al.; International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium
Parental occupational exposure to pesticides, animals, and organic dust and risk of childhood leukemia and central nervous system tumors: findings from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C)
Int J Cancer, Published online 4 May 2019; https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.32388
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