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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Exposition aux pesticides et cancer du poumon dans l’Agricultural Health Study Volume 16, issue 4, July-August 2017



This news is based on the following article: Bonner M, Beane Freeman L, Hoppin J, et al. Occupational exposure to pesticides and the incidence of lung cancer in the Agricultural Health Study. Environ Health Perspect 2017; 125: 544-51. doi: 10.1289/EHP456


This second analysis of the risk of lung cancer in the large US cohort of people with occupational exposure to pesticides provides new elements in support of an effect of exposure to pendimethalin and dieldrin. Two other pesticides, chlorimuron ethyl and parathion, could increase the risk of lung cancer. However, at this stage in the follow-up, the results cannot yet be confirmed.