Can atrazine exposure affect the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in men?
The results have not been consistent. Some have and other studies have not observed a higher risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in atrazine-exposed Midwestern male farmers.
Studies conducted in Iowa, Minnesota and a recent study from Ontario,.Canada did not see a higher risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in atrazine-exposed men.
While studies conducted in Nebraska and Kansas did see a higher risk of.non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in male farmers exposed to this herbicide.
The researchers then looked at the other pesticides the men were exposed to, and controlled for exposures to these other pesticides. When they did.this, the atrazine-effect on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was not as strong, and only a small risk was observed from atrazine exposure.