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Cancer. 1981 Aug 1;48(3):774-8.

Serum pesticide levels in patients with childhood colorectal carcinoma.


From September 1974 through November 1976, 13 adolescent patients with mucin-producing colorectal adenocarcinoma were treated at a Memphis, Tennessee, pediatric oncology center. Ten of these children were from rural areas of the Mississippi Delta, areas of high pesticide use. None of them had a family history of colorectal cancer, familial polyposis, or ulcerative colitis. Levels of pesticide residues, however, were not generally higher in blood samples from patients and their families than from controls.

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