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Acute pesticide poisoning associated with pyraclostrobin fungicide - Iowa, 2007.

Authors
Gergley-RM; Calvert-GM; Luckhaupt-SE
Source
MMWR 2008 Jan; 56(51/52):1343-1345
NIOSHTIC No.
20033031
Abstract
Pyraclostrobin is an agricultural pesticide product used to kill fungi (e.g., blights, mildews, molds, and rusts). Hazards to humans from pyraclostrobin exposure include eye injury and skin irritation (1). In July 2007, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) received reports of five events involving pyraclostrobin that sickened 33 persons, including 27 migrant workers who were exposed in a single incident during aerial application (i.e., crop dusting). This report describes those five events and provides recommendations for preventing additional illnesses associated with exposure to pyraclostrobin.
Keywords
Work-practices; Workplace-studies; Occupational-exposure; Acute-exposure; Worker-health; Health-hazards; Farmers; Hazardous-materials; Health-hazards; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Training; Pesticides; Poisons; Fungicides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-chemicals; Humans; Surveillance-programs
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20080104
Document Type
Journal Article; Trade
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
51/52
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
IA; OH
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