Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Occupational exposure to pesticides link to cancer
 

Occupational exposure to pesticides link to cancer

Diazinon is a common pesticide that has recently been associated with lung cancer, leukemia, and other forms of cancer. This type of pesticide, an organophosphate, is chemically similar to nerve gas and is known to cause neurological problems. The chemical is now restricted for use in the commercial market.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Occupational exposure to pesticides link to cancer

Date: 29 November 2005

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-11-29T152528Z_01_FLE955482_RTRUKOC_0_US-PESTICIDE-CANCER-RISK.xml

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Pollution effects minimized by blood-pressure drugs
  • Polypharmacy in the elderly
  • Pomegranate juice beneficial for developing brains
  • Poor compliance of elderly with antihypertensives
  • Poor diet and lack of exercise a close second in the number of deaths it causes.
  • Poor eyesight, not ADHD causing bad behavior at school
  • Poor fetal outcomes a sign of lupus
  • Poor follow-up of survivors of stroke
  • Poor glucose control in teenage diabetics may compromise their bone formation
  • Poor glucose monitoring in diabetic women during pregnancy reduces the chances of a good outcome
  • Poor rural Chinese have never even heard of depression
  • Poor screening results for ovarian cancer detection
  • Poor women are undereducated about cancer screening
  • Popular asthma drug may increase risk of death
  • Possible cause of tissue damage in diabetics found
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise