Brain tumors in children and occupational exposure of parents

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Science  10 Jul 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4504, pp. 235-237
DOI: 10.1126/science.7244631


Ninety-two cases of brain tumor in children less than 10 years old were compared with 92 matched controls for parental occupational history. Cases were more likely than controls to show material occupations involving chemical exposure, paternal occupations involving solvents, and employment of father in the aircraft industry. These three factors were not affected by adjustment for the potential confounding variables examined in this study.

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