Journal article

Contacts with animals and humans as risk factors for adult brain tumours. An international case-control study

F Menegoz, J Little, M Colonna, A Arslan, S Preston-Martin, B Schlehofer, M Blettner, GR Howe, P Ryan, GG Giles, Y Rodvall, WN Choi

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

While numerous studies have addressed the possible role of farming and related exposures as risk factors for brain tumours in adults, few of them have examined the potential effect of exposure to farm animals or pets. In an international multicentre case-control study, we investigated whether residence on a farm, contact with animals, or working in occupations with a high degree of potential contact with animals or humans were associated with brain tumours. Using a common questionnaire, 1177 cases of glioma, 330 with meningioma and 2478 controls from eight centres were interviewed about the exposures and, in particular, about their contacts with nine species of animals: dairy cattle, beef ca..

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