Pesticide use and cutaneous melanoma in pesticide applicators in the agricultural heath study

The incidence of cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, tripled over the last 30 years in the United States. The reasons for this increase are not clear, although sun sensitivity and ultraviolet radiation are known risk factors. Farmers have been found to have an excess risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, but it is unclear how much of this is related to sun exposure compared with other factors in the agricultural setting (e.g., pesticides). Dennis et al. examined dose