Risk of leukemia in relation to exposure to ambient air toxics in pregnancy and early childhood.
- Author(s): Heck, Julia E
- Park, Andrew S
- Qiu, Jiaheng
- Cockburn, Myles
- Ritz, Beate
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071125/
There are few established causes of leukemia, the most common type of cancer in children. Studies in adults suggest a role for specific environmental agents, but little is known about any effect from exposures in pregnancy to toxics in ambient air. In our case-control study, we ascertained 69 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 46 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) from California Cancer Registry records of children