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Document ID (ISN)103262
CIS number 04-412
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Calvert G.M., Plate D.K., Das R., Rosales R., Shafey O., Thomsen C., Male D., Beckman J., Arvizu E., Lackovic M.
Title Acute occupational pesticide-related illness in the US, 1998-1999: Surveillance findings from the SENSOR-pesticides program
Bibliographic information Jan. 2004, Vol.45, No.1, p.14-23. Illus. 26 ref.
Internet access 04-0412.pdf [in English]
Abstract Survey data for the years 1998 and 1999 from the seven states that conduct acute occupational pesticide-related illness surveillance were collected and analysed. Between 1998 and 1999, 1,009 individuals with acute occupational pesticide-related illness were identified. The mean age of affected workers was 36 years, with a peak in incidence rates among 20-24 year-olds. The overall incidence rate was 1.17 per 100,000 full time equivalents (FTEs). The incidence rate among those employed in agriculture was higher (18.2/100,000 FTEs) compared to those employed in non-agricultural industries (0.53/100,000 FTEs). Most of the illnesses were of low severity (69.7%). Severity was moderate in 29.6% of the cases, and high in four cases (0.4%). Three fatalities were identified. Insecticides were responsible for 49% of all illnesses.
Descriptors (primary) pesticide poisoning; USA; agriculture; occupational diseases; pesticides; acute toxicity
Descriptors (secondary) insecticides; survey; severity rates; health service records; frequency rates; age-linked differences
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