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Title: Comments on occupational and environmental factors in the origin of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Authors: Blair A,  Linos A,  Stewart PA,  Burmeister LF,  Gibson R,  Everett G,  Schuman L,  Cantor KP
Journal: Cancer Res
Date: 1992 Oct 1
Branches: OEEB
PubMed ID: 1394163
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: The review of the literature regarding non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and occupational and environmental factors presented at this workshop suggested associations with viruses, solvents, and hair dyes. A population-based case-control study among men from Iowa and Minnesota notes similar associations. Workers engaged in metal working, hair care, painting, and dry cleaning experienced nonsignificant excesses. Risks from specific exposures showed some variation by histological type. Both follicular and diffuse non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were associated with benzene. The diffuse type was linked to solvents other than benzene and formaldehyde, while the follicular was excessive among workers exposed to oils and greases.