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Document ID (ISN)112318
CIS number 12-0135
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dayton S.B., Sandler D.P., Blair A., Alavanja M., Beane Freeman L.E., Hoppin J.A.
Title Pesticide use and myocardial infarction incidence among farm women in the Agricultural Health Study
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.52, No.7, p.693-697. 23 ref.
Internet access Pesticide_use_and_myocardial_infarction_incidence_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between pesticide use and myocardial infarction (MI) among farm women. Logistic regression was used to evaluate pesticide use and self-reported incident nonfatal MI among women in the Agricultural Health Study. Of those MI-free at enrollment (n = 22,425), 168 reported an MI after enrollment. No association was seen with pesticide use overall. Six of 27 individual pesticides evaluated were significantly associated with nonfatal MI, with odds ratios >1.7. These chemicals were used by <10% of the cases, and their use was often correlated, making it difficult to attribute the risk elevation to a specific pesticide. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; pesticides; myocardial infarction; women; agriculture; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; cohort study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Women
Cardiovascular diseases