|Document ID (ISN)||101855|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Fleming L.E., Gómez-Marín O., Zheng D., Ma F., Lee D.
||National health interview survey mortality among US farmers and pesticide applicators
||Feb. 2003, Vol.43, No.2, p.227-233. 50 ref.
||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.
||USA; mortality; pesticide spraying; agriculture; pesticides
||occupational accidents; oestrogens; diseases of nervous system; statistical evaluation; haematotoxic effects; fatalities; sex-linked differences; cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)