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Acute pesticide-related illnesses among working youths, 1988-1999.

Authors
Calvert-GM; Mehler-LN; Rosales-R; Baum-L; Thomsen-C; Male-D; Shafey-O; Das-R; Lackovic-M; Arvizu-E
Source
Am J Publ Health 2003 Apr; 93(4):605-610
NIOSHTIC No.
20023570
Abstract
The goal of this study was to describe acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among youths and to provide prevention recommendations. Survey data from 8 states and from poison control center data were analyzed. Illness incidence rates and incidence rate ratios were calculated. A total of 531 youths were identified with acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses. Insecticides were responsible for most of these illnesses (68%), most of which were of minor severity (79%). The average annual incidence rate among youths aged 15 to 17 years was 20.4 per billion hours worked, and the incidence rate ratio among youths vs adults was 1.71 (95% confidence interval = 1.53, 1.91). The present findings suggest the need for greater efforts to prevent acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among adolescents.
Keywords
Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-workers; Age-groups; Age-factors; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Farmers; Acute-toxicity; Acute-exposure; Insecticide-poisoning; Insecticides; Poisons
Contact
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20030401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jac6@cdc.gov
Funding Amount
2238705
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008341; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008349
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Surveillance Research Methods
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OH; NY; TX
Performing Organization
New York State Department of Health
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