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Researchers find older men exposed to agricultural #pesticides face increased prostate #cancer risk

What did they do? The researchers compared pesticide exposure from non-work sources during a 25-year period in older California men with and without prostate cancer. They looked at methyl bromide, the fungicide captan and the total of eight organochlorine pesticides because of their likely association with prostate cancer. Three other chemicals – maned, paraquat and simazine – were evaluated as control exposures. The authors recruited 173 men aged 60 to 74 years old from 670 identified by the California Cancer Registry as being diagnosed with prostate cancer between August 2005 and July 2006 in Tulare, Fresno and Kern counties in Central California. In addition, Medicare lists and tax records were used to find 1,212 men aged 65 years and older without prostate cancer. Of those, 162 participated as study controls. To assess pesticide exposure, subjects recounted through cal...

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