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Document ID (ISN)101855
CIS number 03-770
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fleming L.E., Gómez-Marín O., Zheng D., Ma F., Lee D.
Title National health interview survey mortality among US farmers and pesticide applicators
Bibliographic information Feb. 2003, Vol.43, No.2, p.227-233. 50 ref.
Abstract In this study of the mortality of pesticide-exposed workers, Cox regression analyses were performed on mortality-linked 1986-1994 National Health Interview Survey data. 9471 farmers and pesticide applicators with 571 deaths were compared to 438,228 other US workers with 11,992 deaths. It was found that age-adjusted risk of accidental death, as well as cancers of the nervous and lymphatic/haematopoietic systems, were significantly elevated in male and female pesticide-exposed workers. However, these pesticide-exposed workers were not at an increased risk of all cancers, possibly due to exposure to estrogen analogue compounds.
Descriptors (primary) USA; mortality; pesticide spraying; agriculture; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; oestrogens; diseases of nervous system; statistical evaluation; haematotoxic effects; fatalities; sex-linked differences; cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals