Pesticides and Cancer: New Analyses of a Multi-Centre Case Control Study

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on May 29, 2010 as part of OCRC’s symposium entitled, “Carcinogens in the Ontario Workplace: Work of the new OCRC” at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference in Toronto.

This presentation provides an overview of the current weight of evidence on the carcinogenicity of several common-use pesticides. Preliminary results from recent analyses of a cross-Canada case-control study on lymphomas and soft-tissues sarcomas that focus on effect modification between (a) multiple-pesticide exposure, and (b) pesticides and immunologic complications are presented.