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Case definition for acute pesticide-related illness and injury cases reportable to the national public health surveillance system.
NIOSH 2000 Jan; :1-4
This surveillance case definition refers to any acute adverse health effect resulting from exposure to a pesticide product (defined under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) with the exception that disinfectants are excluded) including health effects due to an unpleasant odor, injury from explosion of the product, and allergic reaction. Because public health agencies seek to limit all adverse effects from regulated pesticides, notification is needed even when the responsible ingredient is not the active ingredient.
Surveillance-programs; Pesticides; Regulations; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-medicine; Biological-effects; Health-hazards; Medical-screening
Geoffrey M. Calvert, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Research Tools and Approaches; Surveillance Research Methods
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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