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Frequent degreasing may be associated to non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

To investigate the relationship between selected solvent-related workplace tasks (degreasing, painting, gluing, stripping paint, staining) and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) occupational data from a large population-based case-control study of NHL conducted in the USA were analysed.

We observed an increased risk of NHL among subjects in the highest category of maximal degreasing frequency (>520 h/year: OR 2.1, 95% CI 0.9 to 4.9, trend test p = 0.02). We found similar associations for the highest levels of average frequency and, among men, cumulative number of hours. Other solvent-related tasks were not associated with NHL. Frequent degreasing work may be associated with an elevated risk of NHL

[Short report] Degreasing and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by Purdue, M P, Severson, R K, Colt, J S, Stewart, P, De Roos, A J, Cerhan, J R, Cozen, W, Davis, S, Hartge, P, Schenk, M, Blair, A Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2009; 66:557-560

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To investigate the relationship between selected solvent-related workplace tasks (degreasing, painting, gluing, stripping paint, staining) and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) occupational data from a large population-based case-control study of NHL conducted in the USA were analysed.

We observed an increased risk of NHL among subjects in the highest category of maximal degreasing frequency (>520 h/year: OR 2.1, 95% CI 0.9 to 4.9, trend test p = 0.02). We found similar associations for the highest levels of average frequency and, among men, cumulative number of hours. Other solvent-related tasks were not associated with NHL. Frequent degreasing work may be associated with an elevated risk of NHL

[Short report] Degreasing and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by Purdue, M P, Severson, R K, Colt, J S, Stewart, P, De Roos, A J, Cerhan, J R, Cozen, W, Davis, S, Hartge, P, Schenk, M, Blair, A Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2009; 66:557-560

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