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Agricultural medicine: occupational and environmental health for the health professions.

Authors
Donham-KJ; Thelin-A
Source
Agricultural medicine: occupational and environmental health for the health professions. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006 May; :1-429
NIOSHTIC No.
20040812
Abstract
Our major objective for this book is to provide indepth information on occupational and environmental illnesses, injuries, and prevention assiciated with production agriculture to a broad range of health and safety professionals. Furthermore we aim to motivate the reader to apply this information to serve the health and safety needs of the agricultural population. The industry of agriculture provides essential needs for the world's population. Essential needs of a society were put into perspective in 1943 by the famous sociologist Abraham Maslow in his well-accepted theory of hierarchy of needs entitled "A Theory of Human Motivation" (Pshchological Review 50:370-396). He used a pyramid metaphor to describe how basic human needs must first be met in order to advance to a higher order of human function. at the base of his pyramid are physiological needs, such as food, clothing and shelter; these are products of the comodities of the industry of agricultyre. The secure and productive agriculture of industrialized countries has allowed these societies to develop and progress in many areas of human endeavor. On the other hand, developing countries must first achieve a priductive, secure, and sustainable agriculture in order to facilitate their development.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agriculture; Medical-personnel; Humans; Men; Women; Environmental-health; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Age-groups; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system; Skin-disorders; Cancer; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system
Publication Date
20060501
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780813818030
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008491
Source Name
Agricultural medicine: rural occupational and environmental health for the health professions
State
IA
Performing Organization
University of Iowa
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