TABLE 1

Examples of Environmental Exposures Linked to 2 Common Cancers of Childhood22

Exposures Associated With Childhood Leukemias
Carbon tetrachloride
Chlorinated solvents
Ionizing radiation
Metal dusts
Specific pesticides
Secondhand tobacco smoke
Trichloroethylene
Exposures Associated With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
1, 3-butadiene
Aromatic amines
Carbon disulfide
Carbon tetrachloride
Chlorophenols
Creosotes
DDT and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene
Dioxins and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
Ionizing radiation
Organochlorine pesticides
Organophosphate pesticides
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Phenoxyacetic acid herbicides
Secondhand tobacco smoke
Solvents
Tetrachloroethylene
Trichloroethylene
  • Exposures with at least “good” evidence for an association are shown.