Insecticide use and risk of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Arthritis care & research, Volume 63, Issue 2, p.184-94 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Aged, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Environmental Exposure, Female, Humans, Insecticides, Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Women's Health

Abstract:

Farming and agricultural pesticide use has been associated with 2 autoimmune rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, risk associated with other residential or work place insecticide use is unknown.