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NIOSH fast facts: protecting yourself from stinging insects.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-117, 2010 Apr; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20036810
Abstract
Outdoor workers are at risk of being stung by flying insects (bees, wasps, and hornets) and fire ants. While most stings cause only mild discomfort, some may result in severe allergic reactions that require immediate medical care and may cause death.
Keywords
Outdoors; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Insects; First-aid; Allergic-reactions; Allergies; Emergency-equipment; Emergency-treatment; Skin-infections; Skin-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards
Publication Date
20100401
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-109329
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-117
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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