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Occupational exposure to pesticides and endometrial cancer in the Screenwide case-control study

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological tumour in developed countries and disease burden is expected to increase over the years. Identifying modifiable risk factors may help developing strategies to reduce the expected increasing incidence of these neoplasms.
This study evaluates the association between occupational exposure to pesticides and endometrial cancer using data from a recent case-control study in Spain.
Assessment of occupational exposure to pesticides assessed using a Spanish job-exposure matrix revealed a positive association with endometrial cancer. The elucidation of the role of pesticide compounds on endometrial cancer should shed a light on the aetiology of this tumour.

Authors: Arnau Peñalver-Piñol, Yolanda Benavente, Jon Frias-Gomez, Juan Alguacil, Miguel Santibañez, Manuel Contreras-Llanes, Paula Peremiquel-Trillas, Marta López-Querol, Sonia Paytubi, Beatriz Pelegrina, Irene Onieva, José Manuel Martínez, Sergi Fernandez-Gonzalez, Javier de Francisco, Víctor Caño, Joan Brunet, Marta Pineda, Jordi Ponce, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Francesc Xavier Bosch, Silvia de Sanjosé, Laia Alemany & Laura Costas

Short-term exposure to PM2.5 and 1.5 million deaths: a time-stratified case-crossover analysis in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area

Satellite-based PM2.5 predictions are being used to advance exposure science and air-pollution epidemiology in developed countries; including emerging evidence about the impacts of PM2.5 on acute health outcomes beyond the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and the potential modifying effects from individual-level factors in these associations. Research on these topics is lacking in low and middle income countries. This study aimed to explore the association between short-term exposure to PM2.5 with broad-category and cause-specific mortality outcomes in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA), and potential effect modification by age, sex, and SES characteristics in such associations.

Authors: Iván Gutiérrez-Avila, Horacio Riojas-Rodríguez, Elena Colicino, Johnathan Rush, Marcela Tamayo-Ortiz, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto & Allan C. Just 

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Environmental Health publishes manuscripts on important aspects of environmental and occupational medicine and related studies in toxicology and epidemiology that elucidate the health implications of exposures to environmental hazards. Environmental Health articles are published with open access, and the journal practices open peer review.

The journal is aimed at scientists and practitioners in all areas of environmental science in which human health and well-being are involved, either directly or indirectly, and with a view to improving the prevention of environmentally-related risks to human health. Environmental Health is a public health journal serving the public health community and scientists working on matters of public health interest and importance pertaining to the environment.

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