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Farm worker illness following exposure to carbofuran and other pesticides - Fresno County, California, 1998.

Authors
Das-R; Harrison-R; Sutton-P; Souter-A; Beckman-J; Santamaria-B; Steinmaus-C; Sablan-O; Edmiston-S; Mehler-L; Hernandez-B; Schneider-F
Source
MMWR 1999 Feb; 48(6):113-116
NIOSHTIC No.
20027440
Abstract
In California, suspected pesticide-related illnesses and suspected work-related illnesses and injuries are reportable conditions. On July 31, 1998, the Occupational Health Branch of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) received a report from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) of a pesticide exposure incident in Fresno County involving 34 farm workers. CDHS investigated this incident by reviewing medical records of the 34 workers and interviewing 29. The findings indicated that the workers became ill after early reentry into a cotton field that had been sprayed with a cholinesterase-inhibiting carbamate pesticide.
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Statistical-analysis; Farmers; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Exposure-assessment
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
19990219
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
CA; OH
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