|Document ID (ISN)||101073|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||García A.M., Orts E., Esteban V., Porcuna J.L.
||Experts' assessment of probability and level of pesticide exposure in agricultural workers
||Sep. 2000, Vol.42, No.9, p.911-916. 24 ref.
||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.
||antifertility effects; pesticides; expertise; teratogenic effects; agriculture; exposure evaluation
||comparative study; Spain
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects