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Acute pesticide poisoning associated with pyraclostrobin fungicide - Iowa, 2007.
Gergley RM; Calvert GM; Luckhaupt SE
MMWR 2008 Jan; 56(51/52):1343-1345
Pyraclostrobin is an agricultural pesticide product used to kill fungi (e.g., blights, mildews, molds, and rusts). Hazards to humans from pyraclostrobin exposure include eye injury and skin irritation (1). In July 2007, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) received reports of five events involving pyraclostrobin that sickened 33 persons, including 27 migrant workers who were exposed in a single incident during aerial application (i.e., crop dusting). This report describes those five events and provides recommendations for preventing additional illnesses associated with exposure to pyraclostrobin.
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Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Iowa State Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division