AGRICOH - Objectives

The main objective of the AGRICOH consortium is to support and maintain collaboration and data sharing/pooling to research the association between agricultural exposures and different health outcomes, with emphasis on associations that involve rare exposures and/or health outcomes, and for which data pooling represents a significant gain in statistical power compared to analysis of individual cohorts. AGRICOH plans to investigate both potential health hazards as well as protective factors in relation to agricultural populations.

More details on objectives are published in:

AGRICOH: A Consortium of Agricultural Cohorts
Leon ME et al.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1341-1357; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051341

Ongoing projects are:

  • Cancer incidence and mortality in agricultural cohorts (coordinated by the IARC)

  • Pesticide use and animal production and the risk of haematological malignancies (coordinated by the IARC)

  • Pesticide use and the risk of prostate cancer (coordinated by the NCI)

  • Pesticide use and the risk of breast cancer (coordinated by the IARC)

  • Development of a Job-Exposure-Matrix for exposure to endotoxins (coordinated by IRAS)