Occupational exposure to organic solvents and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

R. Fonte, G. Franco

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In order to investigate the aetiological role of organic solvents in the onset of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) a case-control study was performed. 22 cases of NHL living in the province of Pavia were selected and matched with 44 healthy individuals selected from the register of birth relating to each case's place of residence. Each individual's employment and any use of chemicals were recorded. Statistical analysis was carried out using matched data techniques (1 case, 2 controls). 9 of the 22 NHL cases (40.9%) had been exposed to organic solvents as compared with 7 out 44 controls (15.9%). The relative risk was 5.9 (chi-square=4.512, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-581
Number of pages2
JournalIRCS Medical Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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