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Document ID (ISN)105367
CIS number 06-947
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Perry M.J., May J.J.
Title Noise and chemical induced hearing loss: Special considerations for farm youth
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.10, No.2, p.49-55. 34 ref.
Abstract Farm youth face multiple risks for injury and illness in agriculture. This literature survey reviews evidence illustrating the noise and chemical exposure hearing risks that farm youth potentially face. Sources of noise and potentially toxic chemical exposures common in the farm environment are discussed. These exposures involve up to two million children in the USA and require both public and occupational health solutions. Since existing studies have not sufficiently explored potential ototoxic effects of these exposures on children and adolescents, recommendations are outlined for research characterizing both chemical and noise exposures to farm youth and their combined effects on hearing.
Descriptors (primary) children; USA; noise; ototoxic effects; hearing loss; agriculture; young persons; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; pesticides; synergism; organic solvents; exposure evaluation; agricultural equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Agriculture
Noise