Archives For: 2011


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Pesticides, chromosomal aberrations, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Chiu, B.C.-H., Blair, A. Pesticides, chromosomal aberrations, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Journal of Agromedicine, 2009; 14(2):250-255. An excessive incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) has been reported among farmers and other occupational groups working with pesticides. Some pesticides exhibit immunotoxic and genotoxic activities. Individuals exposed to pesticides have also been found to have an increased prevalence of …

Impact of pesticide exposure misclassification on estimates of relative risks in the Agricultural Health Study

Blair, A., Thomas, K., Coble, J., Sandler, D.P., Hines, C.J., Lynch, C.F., Knott, C., Purdue, M.P., Zahm, S.H., Alavanja, M.C.R., Dosemeci, M., Kamel, F., Hoppin, J.A., Freeman, L.B., Lubin, J.H. Impact of pesticide exposure misclassification on estimates of relative risks in the Agricultural Health Study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 68(7):537-541. BACKGROUND: The Agricultural Health …

Epidemiologic studies of cancer in agricultural populations: observations and future directions

Blair, A., Freeman, L.B. Epidemiologic studies of cancer in agricultural populations: observations and future directions. Journal of Agromedicine, 2009; 14(2)125-131. This paper reviews epidemiologic studies of cancer among agricultural populations to identify possible associations and to provide a focus for future investigations. Meta-analyses of mortality surveys of farmers find excesses of several cancers, including connective …

Multiple myeloma and occupational exposures: a population-based case-control study

Ghosh, S., McLaughlin, J.R., Spinelli, J.J., Dosman, J.A., McDuffie, H.H., Pahwa, P. Multiple myeloma and occupational exposures: a population-based case-control study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 53(6):641-646. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to identify occupational exposures associated with incidence of multiple myeloma (MM). METHODS: A population-based case-control study of MM (ICD-9 203) was …

Radon

Bissett, R.J., McLaughlin, J.R. Radon. Chronic Diseases in Canada, 2010; 29(Supplement 1):38-50. Radon is a radioactive gas that emanates from uranium-bearing soil and porous rock. Although radon is most highly concentrated in areas of high uranium concentration, the presence of trace amounts of uranium in most ground sources means that all humans are exposed to …

Occupational exposures and Hodgkin lymphoma: Canadian case-control study

Karunanayake, C.P., Singh, G.V., Spinelli, J.J., McLaughlin, J.R., Dosman, J.A., McDuffie, H.H., Pahwa, P. Occupational exposures and Hodgkin lymphoma: Canadian case-control study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2009; 51(12):1447-1454. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to study the association between Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and occupational exposures related to long-held occupation among males in Canada. METHODS: A …

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and melatonin among rotating shift nurses

McPherson, M., Janssen, I., Grundy, A., Tranmer, J., Richardson, H., Aronson, K.J. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and melatonin among rotating shift nurses. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 53(7):716-721. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of physical activity and sedentary behavior on melatonin levels in a group of rotating shift nurses. METHODS: Physical activity and …

The influence of light at night exposure on melatonin levels among Canadian rotating shift nurses

Grundy, A., Tranmer, J., Richardson, H., Graham, C.H., Aronson, K.J. The influence of light at night exposure on melatonin levels among Canadian rotating shift nurses. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, September 2011. BACKGROUND: Shift work has been identified as a risk factor for several cancer sites in recent years, with melatonin as a potential intermediate …

A population-based case-control study of occupational exposure to acids and the risk of lung cancer: evidence for specificity of association

Soskolne, C.L., Jhangri, G.S., Scott, H.M., Brenner, D.R., Siemiatycki, J., Lakhani, R., Gerin, M., Dewar, R., Miller, A.B., Risch, H.A. A population-based case-control study of occupational exposure to acids and the risk of lung cancer: evidence for specificity of association. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2011; 17(1):1-8. Occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid …

Surveillance of mesothelioma and workers’ compensation in British Columbia, Canada

Kirkham TL, Koehoorn MW, McLeod CB, Demers PA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 68(1):30-35.

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