Cluster of testicular cancer in police officers exposed to hand‐held radar

Robert Davis, F. Kash Mostofi

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Abstract

Within a cohort of 340 police officers, six incident cases of testicular cancer occurred between 1979 and 1991 (O/E 6.9; p<0.001, Poisson distribution). Occupational use of hand‐held radar was the only shared risk factor among all six officers, and all routinely held the radar gun directly in close proximity to their testicles. Health effects of occupational radar use have not been widely studied, and further research into a possible association with testicular cancer is warranted. © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Cluster of testicular cancer in police officers exposed to hand‐held radar. / Davis, Robert; Mostofi, F. Kash.

In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 231-233.

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