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Residential pesticides and childhood leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, March 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#40 of 880)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Residential pesticides and childhood leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, March 2011
DOI 10.1590/s1413-81232011000300026
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Authors

Michelle C. Turner, Donald T. Wigle, Daniel Krewski

Abstract

It is a systematic review and meta-analysis of previous observational epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between residential pesticide exposures during critical exposure time windows (preconception, pregnancy, and childhood) and childhood leukemia. Searches of Medline and other electronic databases were performed (1950-2009). Study selection, data abstraction, and quality assessment were performed by two independent reviewers. Random effects models were used to obtain summary odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (Cis). Of the 17 identified studies, 15 were included in the meta-analysis. Exposures during pregnancy to unspecified residential pesticides insecticides, and herbicides were positively associated with childhood leukemia. Exposures during childhood to unspecified residential pesticides and insecticides were also positively associated with childhood leukemia, but there was no association with herbicides. Positive associations were observed between childhood leukemia and residential pesticide exposures. Further work is needed to confirm previous findings based on self-report, to examine potential exposure-response relationships, and to assess specific pesticides and toxicologically related subgroups of pesticides in more detail.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 2 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 50%
Unknown 1 50%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 50%
Chemistry 1 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 October 2019.
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#2,699,924
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Outputs from Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
#40
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#66,146
of 419,935 outputs
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#2
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