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Studying health outcomes in farmworker populations exposed to pesticides.

Authors
McCauley-LA; Anger-WK; Keifer-M; Langley-R; Robson-MG; Rohlman-D
Source
Environ Health Perspect 2006 Jun; 114(6):953-960
NIOSHTIC No.
20030347
Abstract
A major goal of studying farmworkers is to better understand how their work environment, including exposure to pesticides, affects their health. Although a number of health conditions have been associated with pesticide exposure, clear linkages have yet to be made between exposure and health effects except in cases of acute pesticide exposure. In this article, we review the most common health end points that have been studied and describe the epidemiologic challenges encountered in studying these health effects of pesticides among farmworkers, including the difficulties in accessing the population and challenges associated with obtaining health end point data. The assessment of neurobehavioral health effects serves as one of the most common and best examples of an approach used to study health outcomes in farmworkers and other populations exposed to pesticides. We review the current limitations in neurobehavioral assessment and strategies to improve these analytical methods. Emerging techniques to improve our assessment of health effects associated with pesticide exposure are reviewed. These techniques, which in most cases have not been applied to farmworker populations, hold promise in our ability to study and understand the relationship between pesticide exposure and a variety of health effects in this population.
Keywords
Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-chemicals; Farmers; Work-environment; Acute-exposure; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment; Analytical-methods; Biomarkers; Cancer; Neuropathy
Contact
L.A. McCauley, School of Nursing 427L, 420 Guardian Dr., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096 USA
CODEN
EVHPAZ
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
lmccaule@nursing.upenn.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-R13-ES/OH-013378
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0091-6765
Source Name
Environmental Health Perspectives
State
PA
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