Some epidemiologic experiences in the health effects of pesticides.
NIOSH 1975 Jul; :98-101
Four studies conducted under the direction of the Epidemiologic Studies Program are reviewed. The program has as its objective to determine the effects of pesticides on human health, by detecting acute and chronic effects through field investigations of those occupationally and environmentally exposed to pesticides. Activities under this studies program are supported under contract to universities or state health departments in 12 states. In 1974 the Texas study group undertook an investigation of hexachlorobenzene contamination and its effects on a Louisiana population exposed through the transportation and disposal of chemical wastes from a chemical and a solvent plant. In 1969 the California Project undertook a study of chlorinated hydrocarbon residues in blood of children from the children of 12 Tulane County Mexican-American families. The children were members of families of persons occupationally exposed to pesticides. A study was undertaken by the South Carolina Project in 1972 to confirm differences in occurrence of DDT and DDE residue levels among children of whites and Negroes. An Hawaii Project studied morbidity in the general population among a sample of households in Oahu where pesticides were used either daily or not at all. The results of each of these four studies are reviewed. (Contract No. CDC-99-74-98)
Contract-099-74-0098; NIOSH-Publication; Agricultural-chemicals; Pesticide-residues; Epidemiology; Toxic-substances; Blood-chemistry; Industrial-wastes; Racial-factors; Environmental-contaminants; Epidemiology;
118-74-1; 50-29-3; 72-54-8
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Agricultural Health and Safety Symposium, Iowa City, Iowa, September 4-5, 1974, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio