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Surveillance of acute occupational pesticide-related illness and injury: the US experience.
Ballard TJ; Calvert GM
Ann Ist Super Sanita 2001 Mar; 37(2):175-179
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.
Surveillance-programs; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Information-retrieval-systems; Epidemiology; Author Keywords: public health surveillance; poisoning; pesticides; prevention
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Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
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