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  • 2021

Background Agricultural work can expose workers to potentially hazardous agents including known and suspected carcinogens. This study aimed to evaluate cancer incidence in male and female agricultural workers in an international consortium, AGRICOH, relative to their respective general populations. Methods The analysis included eight cohorts that were linked to their respective cancer registries: France (AGRICAN: n = 128,101), the US (AHS: n = 51,165, MESA: n = 2,177), Norway (CNAP: n = 43,834), Australia (2 cohorts combined, Australian Pesticide Exposed Workers: n = 12,215 and Victorian Grain Farmers: n = 919), Republic of Korea (KMCC: n = 8,432), and Denmark (SUS: n = 1,899). For various cancer sites and all cancers combined, standardized incidence ratios (SIR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for each cohort using national or regional rates as reference rates and were combined by random-effects meta-analysis. Results During nearly 2,800,000 person-years, a total of 23,188 cancers were observed. Elevated risks were observed for melanoma of the skin (number of cohorts = 3, meta-SIR = 1.18, CI: 1.01–1.38) and multiple myeloma (n = 4, meta-SIR = 1.27, CI: 1.04–1.54) in women and prostate cancer (n = 6, meta-SIR = 1.06, CI: 1.01–1.12), compared to the general population....

Togawa, Kayo; Leon, Maria E.; Lebailly, Pierre; Freeman, Laura E. Beane; Nordby, Karl-Christian; Baldi, Isabelle; MacFarlane, Ewan; Shin, Aesun; Park, Sue; Greenlee, Robert T.; Sigsgaard, Torben; Basinas, Ioannis; Hofmann, Jonathan N.; Kjærheim, Kristina; Douwes, Jeroen; Denholm, Rachel; Ferro, Gilles; Sim, Malcom R.; Kromhout, Hans; Schüz, Joachim
Environment International 157
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