Vehicle refuelling, use of domestic wood heaters and the risk of childhood brain tumours: Results from an Australian case-control study

Kathryn Greenop, A.L. Hinwood, L. Fritschi, R.J. Scott, J.R. Attia, L.J. Ashton, J.A. Heath, B.K. Armstrong, Elizabeth Milne

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Abstract

© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The aetiology of childhood brain tumours (CBT) is largely unknown. Damage to germ cells after parental exposure to airborne carcinogens, such as volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons is one plausible pathway. This analysis aimed to investigate whether parental refuelling of vehicles or the use of domestic wood heaters in key time periods relating to the child's birth was associated with an increased risk of CBT. Procedure: Cases
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume62
Issue number2
Early online date4 Oct 2014
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Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2014

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