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Surveillance of acute occupational pesticide-related illness and injury: the US experience.

Authors
Ballard TJ; Calvert GM
Source
Ann Ist Super Sanita 2001 Mar; 37(2):175-179
NIOSHTIC No.
20021666
Abstract
In the United States there are numerous state-based and national surveillance systems that collect data on acute pesticide-related illnesses and injuries. On the state level, Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington routinely collect illness data due to pesticide exposure and conduct comprehensive case investigations. On the national level, the American Association of Poison Control Centers coordinates the Toxic Exposure Surveillance System, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides annual estimates of the number of occupational pesticide-related illnesses and injuries that result in days away from work. The various systems are described and compared, and examples are provided of prevention measures that have been implemented as a result of surveillance activities.
Keywords
Surveillance-programs; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Information-retrieval-systems; Epidemiology; Author Keywords: public health surveillance; poisoning; pesticides; prevention
CODEN
AISSAW
Publication Date
20010301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0021-2571
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
State
OH
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