Environmental and occupational exposure to pesticides and the non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Vanessa Indio do Brasil da Costa Márcia Sarpa de Campos de Mello Karen Friedrich About the authors

ABSTRACT

This essay deals with the exposure to pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) development, a type of hematological cancer that has progressively increased in recent decades in Brazil and the world. An integrative review was conducted to evaluate the association of pesticides with the induction of NHL. The research showed that the pesticides dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), diazinon, glyphosate and malathion are associated with this neoplasia and share some mechanisms of carcinogenicity. This information may subsidize more restrictive regulatory measures and that contemplate the reality of the exposure to mixtures of pesticides, widely used in rural and urban environments.

KEYWORDS
Occupational exposure; Occupational health; Agrochemicals; Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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