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Illnesses associated with use of automatic insecticide dispenser units - selected states and United States, 1986-1999.

Authors
Shafey-O; Mehler-L; Baum-L
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2000 Jul; 284(4):432-434
NIOSHTIC No.
20032622
Abstract
To control indoor flying insects, restaurants and other businesses commonly use pyrethrin and pyrethroid insecticides sprayed from automatic dispensing units. Usually placed near entrances, these units are designed to kill flying insects in food service or work areas. On May 18, 1999, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) was notified by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) that during May 12--17, three persons developed pesticide-related illnesses associated with improperly placed automatic insecticide dispensers. After FDH conducted a follow-up investigation and notified CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of this event, surveillance data were reviewed to identify additional cases of pesticide-related illnesses associated with automatic insecticide dispensers. Data were provided by the Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS), the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR), the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), the National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (NPTN), and the Washington State Department of Health (WSDH)*. This report describes cases, summarizes surveillance data for pesticide-related illnesses associated with automatic insecticide dispensers, and provides recommendations for safe dispenser use.
Keywords
Pest-control; Pyrenes; Insecticides; Food-processing-workers; Poison-control; Poisons; Food-services; Worker-health; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-exposure; Region-4; Region-9; Region-10; Region-8
Contact
O Shafey, Florida Department of Health & Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology, Tallahassee, FL 32399
CODEN
JAMAAP
CAS No.
121-29-9
Publication Date
20000726
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
CA; FL; MT; OH; WA
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