A review of the role pesticides play in some cancers

Children, farmers and pesticide users at risk?
Section 1 of this report provides a summary of the epidemiological and related data linking exposure to pesticides with certain cancers. It notes several studies suggesting that exposure to pesticides seems to confer a greater risk of several specific cancers including, but not limited to, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), soft tissue sarcoma, leukaemia, prostate cancer and brain cancer.
Moreover, it provides a summary of the growing body of research indicating that pesticide exposure may play a role in hormone-related cancers including prostate, breast and testicular cancers. Studies of death registries in some parts of the world suggest that farmers and agricultural workers are more likely than the general population to die from several cancers including NHL, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, Hodgkin's disease, pancreatic cancer and brain cancer. Some studies strongly indicate an association between pesticide exposure and NHL, leukaemia and prostate cancer.

Source : http://www.chemtrust.org.uk/documents/CHEM%20Trust%20Report%20-%20Pesticides%20&%20Cancer%20July%202010.pdf

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