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Document ID (ISN)103313
CIS number 04-357
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kirrane E.F., Hoppin J.A., Umbach D.M., Samanic C., Sandler D.P.
Title Patterns of pesticide use and their determinants among wives of farmer pesticide applicators in the agricultural health study
Bibliographic information Aug. 2004, Vol.46, No.8, p.856-865. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract Using questionnaire data from a cohort study of licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses, this study investigated patterns of pesticide use among 31,173 farmers' wives. 36% reported having never used pesticides during their lifetimes, whereas the 10% heaviest pesticide users reported lifetime use of three or more agricultural pesticides plus several commonly-used residential pesticides. Five categories were defined based on the degree of pesticide use, for which risk factors associated with each category were studied using logistic regression. Among the findings, farm women who reported the heaviest pesticide use could risk further pesticide exposure by engaging in household hygiene practices involving pesticides.
Descriptors (primary) USA; pesticides; agriculture; women; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) personal hygiene; cohort study; pesticide spraying; qualifications; statistical evaluation; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation
Agriculture