PESTICIDE ILLNESS & INJURY SURVEILLANCE
The Acute Work-related Pesticide Poisoning Incidence Rate
The animated map shows the acute work-related pesticide poisoning incidence rate (per 100,000 employed persons) by state during the period of 2006-2013 using the instructions for the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Indicator #11. The number of states with a rate of acute work-related pesticide poisoning of 3.89/100,000 employed persons or higher has progressively decreased during this time period. In 2006, 10 states had a rate at this level or higher. In 2013, only 5 states did. In 2013, the states with a rate of acute work-related pesticide poisoning of 3.89/100,000 employed persons or higher were Nebraska, New Mexico, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Data Source: Rates were calculated. Numerators were acute pesticide-associated illnesses and injuries captured by poison control centers and reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers National Poison Data System (NPDS). Denominator data were employment statistics obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Current Population Survey.
- Page last reviewed: April 5, 2016
- Page last updated: April 5, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS)