Friday, August 21, 2009

Research links Pesticides to Leukemia But Supporting Studies Needed

A recently published study from Georgetown University Medical Center and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC evaluated the associations of pesticide exposure in a residential environment with the risk for leukemia. The researchers found associations with Organophosphates and leukemia but realize the limitations of their study and beg for further research to be done to support their findings.
Soldin, Offie, Hala Nsouly-Maktabi, Jeanine Genkinger, Christopher Loffredo, Juan Ortega-Garcia, Drew Colantino, Dana Barr, Luban Naomi, Aziza Shad, and David Nelson. "Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Exposure to Pesticides." Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 31.4 (2009): 495-501. (C) 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. 7 Aug. 2009.

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