Herbicides are a heterogeneous class of chemicals used in agriculture, forestry, and urban settings to kill weeds, shrubs, and broad-leaved trees.
The role of herbicides in the etiology of cancer is controversial.
Potential studies for review were identified through a MEDLINE1 search and from a check of references in related review articles.
This review of the literature shows reasonable evidence suggesting that occupational exposure to phenoxy herbicides results in increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Composé chimique, Herbicide, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Chemical compound, Herbicide, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0312682
Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 199406.