Pesticide Workers’ Low Cancer Risks

CEI_logo_sm_“Cancer Rates Low Among Pesticide Workers,” by Angela Logomasini.pesticide_apply
If chemical exposures are a significant cause of cancer, as some environmentalists say, you’d expect that individuals who apply pesticides for a living would have higher cancer rates. But a recent study conducted by the U.K.-based Health and Safety Laboratory indicates, that’s not the case—at least not for pesticide workers. The study looked at mortality among 59,085 male and 3,875 female commercial pesticide applicators, and found 1,628 deaths within this group between the years of 1987-2005. Read the full article on

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