|Document ID (ISN)||103313|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kirrane E.F., Hoppin J.A., Umbach D.M., Samanic C., Sandler D.P.
||Patterns of pesticide use and their determinants among wives of farmer pesticide applicators in the agricultural health study
||Aug. 2004, Vol.46, No.8, p.856-865. Illus. 38 ref.
||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.
||USA; pesticides; agriculture; women; exposure evaluation
||personal hygiene; cohort study; pesticide spraying; qualifications; statistical evaluation; safe working methods
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations