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Document ID (ISN)101073
CIS number 03-192
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) García A.M., Orts E., Esteban V., Porcuna J.L.
Title Experts' assessment of probability and level of pesticide exposure in agricultural workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 2000, Vol.42, No.9, p.911-916. 24 ref.
Abstract The occupational history of the parents of 261 Spanish infants with congenital malformations and 261 matched controls was collected. Preceding the birth of their child, 183 of the parents had been involved in agricultural activities, 49% of them directly in the application of pesticides. Two experts assessed the probability and level of exposure to a number of pesticides. Inter-rater agreement was estimated. In the analysis of some categories of exposure (non-applicators, herbicides) there was very low inter-rater agreement. Since in epidemiological studies a detailed product-by-product assessment of pesticide exposure is needed for the investigation of the health effects of pesticides, there is clearly a need for research on the application of experts' judgments in this area.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; pesticides; expertise; teratogenic effects; agriculture; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; Spain
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Workers' compensation
Exposure evaluation
Antifertility and prenatal effects