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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and specific pesticide exposures in men: cross-Canada study of pesticides and health.

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, January 2001
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6 news outlets
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3 blogs
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44 tweeters
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167 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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1 Google+ user
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Title
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and specific pesticide exposures in men: cross-Canada study of pesticides and health.
Published in
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, January 2001
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Authors

Helen H. McDuffie, Punam Pahwa, John R. McLaughlin, John J. Spinelli, Shirley Fincham, James A. Dosman, Diane Robson, Leo F. Skinnider, Norman W. Choi, McDuffie, H H, Pahwa, P, McLaughlin, J R, Spinelli, J J, Fincham, S, Dosman, J A, Robson, D, Skinnider, L F, Choi, N W

Abstract

Our objective in the study was to investigate the putative associations of specific pesticides with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma [NHL; International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) 200, 202]. We conducted a Canadian multicenter population-based incident, case (n = 517)-control (n = 1506) study among men in a diversity of occupations using an initial postal questionnaire followed by a telephone interview for those reporting pesticide exposure of 10 h/year or more, and a 15% random sample of the remainder. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) were computed using conditional logistic regression stratified by the matching variables of age and province of residence, and subsequently adjusted for statistically significant medical variables (history of measles, mumps, cancer, allergy desensitization treatment, and a positive history of cancer in first-degree relatives). We found that among major chemical classes of herbicides, the risk of NHL was statistically significantly increased by exposure to phenoxyherbicides [OR, 1.38; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.06-1.81] and to dicamba (OR, 1.88; 95% CI, 1.32-2.68). Exposure to carbamate (OR, 1.92; 95% CI, 1.22-3.04) and to organophosphorus insecticides (OR, 1.73; 95% CI, 1.27-2.36), amide fungicides, and the fumigant carbon tetrachloride (OR, 2.42; 95% CI, 1.19-5.14) statistically significantly increased risk. Among individual compounds, in multivariate analyses, the risk of NHL was statistically significantly increased by exposure to the herbicides 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D; OR, 1.32; 95% CI, 1.01-1.73), mecoprop (OR, 2.33; 95% CI, 1.58-3.44), and dicamba (OR, 1.68; 95% CI, 1.00-2.81); to the insecticides malathion (OR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.31-2.55), 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane (DDT), carbaryl (OR, 2.11; 95% CI, 1.21-3.69), aldrin, and lindane; and to the fungicides captan and sulfur compounds. In additional multivariate models, which included exposure to other major chemical classes or individual pesticides, personal antecedent cancer, a history of cancer among first-degree relatives, and exposure to mixtures containing dicamba (OR, 1.96; 95% CI, 1.40-2.75) or to mecoprop (OR, 2.22; 95% CI, 1.49-3.29) and to aldrin (OR, 3.42; 95% CI, 1.18-9.95) were significant independent predictors of an increased risk for NHL, whereas a personal history of measles and of allergy desensitization treatments lowered the risk. We concluded that NHL was associated with specific pesticides after adjustment for other independent predictors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 179 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 18%
Student > Master 31 17%
Researcher 24 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Other 42 23%
Unknown 24 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 18%
Environmental Science 29 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 5%
Other 29 16%
Unknown 33 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 144. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2022.
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#209,059
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Outputs from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
#78
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Outputs of similar age
#2,277
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Outputs of similar age from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
#5
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