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Health Outcomes in Adolescent Minority Farmworkers.

Authors
McCauley-LA; Anger-KW; Bryan-C
Source
NIOSH 1998 Dec :1-95
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000927
Abstract
This study was designed to assess neurobehavioral function in Hispanic adolescents exposed to agricultural pesticides, biomarkers of pesticide exposure in this adolescent population and factors contributing to exposure risk including knowledge of pesticides and associated health hazards, work attitude and practices, and cultural and/or developmental factors that contribute to risk. This was an interdisciplinary community-based research project in which the Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) joined with the Oregon Migrant Education Program to develop and implement culturally appropriate research methods to study the migrant minority population. Pre- and post-season health assessments of cholinesterase activity and neurobehavioral function were conducted. Results indicate that the migrant adolescents are engaged in various agricultural activities, including mixing or applying pesticides. Few youth report the use of protective clothing or equipment. Health hazards are associated with pesticide exposure.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-chemicals; Children; Health-hazards; Cholinesterase-inhibitors; Demographic-characteristics
Contact
Oregon Health Sciences University, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Portland, Oregon 97201-3098
Publication Date
19981231
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
139986
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2001-101408
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-014362
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce; Special Populations
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OR; GA
Performing Organization
Oregon Health Sciences University, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Portland, Oregon
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