Cancer Risks Associated with Agriculture: Epidemiologic Evidence

  • Aaron Blair
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (volume 6)


Farmers are rather self-sufficient and routinely perform tasks normally associated with other occupations such as machine repair, carpentry, welding, equipment operating, pesticide application, and livestock handling. They may come in contact with a wide spectrum of chemical, physical, and biologic agents in the performance of these tasks. Of particular concern are pesticides; zoonotic viruses, microbes, and fungi; solvents, fuels and oils; dusts; metal fumes; and mycotoxins. The subset of exposures experienced by individuals would vary, however, according to the specific type of farming operation.


Multiple Myeloma Dairy Farmer Stomach Cancer Standardize Mortality Ratio Brain Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Blair
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  1. 1.Environmental Epidemiology BranchNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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