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Pesticide exposure assessed through agricultural crop proximity and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, August 2017
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Title
Pesticide exposure assessed through agricultural crop proximity and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Published in
Environmental Health, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12940-017-0297-2
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Authors

Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Federica Violi, Kenneth J. Rothman, Sofia Costanzini, Carlotta Malagoli, Lauren A. Wise, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli, Laura Iacuzio, Elisa Arcolin, Jessica Mandrioli, Nicola Fini, Francesco Patti, Salvatore Lo Fermo, Vladimiro Pietrini, Sergio Teggi, Grazia Ghermandi, Renato Scillieri, Caterina Ledda, Cristina Mauceri, Salvatore Sciacca, Maria Fiore, Margherita Ferrante

Abstract

Epidemiologic studies have raised the possibility that some pesticide compounds induce the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), though the available evidence is not entirely consistent. We conducted a population-based case-control study in two Italian populations to assess the extent to which residence in the vicinity of agricultural crops associated with the application of neurotoxic pesticides is a risk factor for ALS, using crop acreage in proximity to the residence as an index of exposure. Based on 703 cases and 2737 controls, we computed an ALS odds ratio of 0.92 (95% confidence interval 0.78-1.09) for those in proximity to agricultural land. Results were not substantially different when using alternative exposure categories or when analyzing specific crop types, with the exception of a higher risk related to exposure to citrus orchards and olive groves in Southern Italy, though based on few exposed subjects (N = 89 and 8, respectively). There was little evidence of any dose-response relation between crop proximity and ALS risk, and using long-term residence instead of current residence did not substantially change our estimates. Though our index of exposure is indirect and subject to considerable misclassification, our results offer little support for the hypothesis that neurotoxic pesticide exposure increases ALS risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Other 5 15%
Student > Master 5 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 12%
Other 8 24%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Environmental Science 5 15%
Neuroscience 5 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Engineering 3 9%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 7 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 07 November 2017.
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#3,630,334
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#528
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