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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1341-1357; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051341

AGRICOH: A Consortium of Agricultural Cohorts

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Received: 1 March 2011 / Revised: 22 April 2011 / Accepted: 25 April 2011 / Published: 29 April 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pesticides and Health)
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Abstract: AGRICOH is a recently formed consortium of agricultural cohort studies involving 22 cohorts from nine countries in five continents: South Africa (1), Canada (3), Costa Rica (2), USA (6), Republic of Korea (1), New Zealand (2), Denmark (1), France (3) and Norway (3). The aim of AGRICOH, initiated by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) and coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), is to promote and sustain collaboration and pooling of data to investigate the association between a wide range of agricultural exposures and a wide range of health outcomes, with a particular focus on associations that cannot easily be addressed in individual studies because of rare exposures (e.g., use of infrequently applied chemicals) or relatively rare outcomes (e.g., certain types of cancer, neurologic and auto-immune diseases). To facilitate future projects the need for data harmonization of selected variables is required and is underway. Altogether, AGRICOH provides excellent opportunities for studying cancer, respiratory, neurologic, and auto-immune diseases as well as reproductive and allergic disorders, injuries and overall mortality in association with a wide array of exposures, prominent among these the application of pesticides.
Keywords: agriculture; cohort studies; consortium, pesticides; occupational exposures agriculture; cohort studies; consortium, pesticides; occupational exposures
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Leon, M.E.; Freeman, L.E.B.; Douwes, J.; Hoppin, J.A.; Kromhout, H.; Lebailly, P.; Nordby, K.-C.; Schenker, M.; Schüz, J.; Waring, S.C.; Alavanja, M.C.; Annesi-Maesano, I.; Baldi, I.; Dalvie, M.A.; Ferro, G.; Fervers, B.; Langseth, H.; London, L.; Lynch, C.F.; McLaughlin, J.; Merchant, J.A.; Pahwa, P.; Sigsgaard, T.; Stayner, L.T.; Wesseling, C.; Yoo, K.-Y.; Zahm, S.H.; Straif, K.; Blair, A. AGRICOH: A Consortium of Agricultural Cohorts. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 1341-1357.

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Leon ME, Freeman LEB, Douwes J, Hoppin JA, Kromhout H, Lebailly P, Nordby K-C, Schenker M, Schüz J, Waring SC, Alavanja MC, Annesi-Maesano I, Baldi I, Dalvie MA, Ferro G, Fervers B, Langseth H, London L, Lynch CF, McLaughlin J, Merchant JA, Pahwa P, Sigsgaard T, Stayner LT, Wesseling C, Yoo K-Y, Zahm SH, Straif K, Blair A. AGRICOH: A Consortium of Agricultural Cohorts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2011; 8(5):1341-1357.

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Leon, Maria E.; Freeman, Laura E. Beane; Douwes, Jeroen; Hoppin, Jane A.; Kromhout, Hans; Lebailly, Pierre; Nordby, Karl-Christian; Schenker, Marc; Schüz, Joachim; Waring, Stephen C.; Alavanja, Michael C.R.; Annesi-Maesano, Isabella; Baldi, Isabelle; Dalvie, Mohamed Aqiel; Ferro, Giles; Fervers, Béatrice; Langseth, Hilde; London, Leslie; Lynch, Charles F.; McLaughlin, John; Merchant, James A.; Pahwa, Punam; Sigsgaard, Torben; Stayner, Leslie Thomas; Wesseling, Catharina; Yoo, Keun-Young; Zahm, Shelia H.; Straif, Kurt; Blair, Aaron. 2011. "AGRICOH: A Consortium of Agricultural Cohorts." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8, no. 5: 1341-1357.

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