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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Characterization of Epidemiology Data Relating to Prostate Cancer and Exposure to Atrazine.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 17 Jul 2003
Year Published 2003
Stock Number PB2005-102096
Additional Subjects Epidemiology ; Atrazine ; Health hazard ; Cancer ; Prostate cancer ; Patterns ; Incidence ; Public health ; Manufacturing plants ; Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-102096 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/04/2005
Collation 16p
The FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel is being asked to review and consider the Agency's analysis of evidence that exposure to atrazine may be associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer in humans. The Agency's analysis considers the currently available epidemiology data and largely focuses on a study at a manufacturing plant in Louisiana. This study, initially funded by Ciba-Geigy, later by Novartis, and now by Syngenta, has been updated a number of times over the years as more data on the mortality and incidence of disease have become available. The study was conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Delzell and her colleagues at the University of Alabama. In addition, the Agency's analysis considers a recently published study on prostate cancer results from the Agricultural Health Study (Alavanja et al. 2003) and a correlation analysis of pesticide use and cancer incidence in California counties (Mills 1998).