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New study shows environmental contaminants increase risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

December 12, 2007

A study by BC Cancer Agency scientists provides new evidence that environmental contaminants – organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The study, the largest of its kind to date, was published in the International Journal of Cancer.