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Document ID (ISN)109312
CIS number 09-297
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hoppin J.A., Umbach D.M., Kullman G.J., Henneberger P.K., London S.J., Alavanja M.C.R., Sandler D.P.
Title Pesticides and other agricultural factors associated with self-reported farmer's lung among farm residents in the agricultural health study
Bibliographic information May 2007, Vol.64, No.5, p.334-342. 40 ref.
Abstract Farmer's lung, or hypersensitivity pneumonitis, is an important contributor to respiratory morbidity among farmers. Using the 1993-1997 data from the Agricultural Health Study, this cross-sectional study of occupational risk factors for farmer's lung was conducted among approximately 50,000 farmers and farm spouses in Iowa and North Carolina using hierarchical logistic regression controlling for age, state, and smoking status. Participants provided information on agricultural exposures, demographic characteristics and medical history via self-administered questionnaires. Approximately 2% of farmers and 0.2% of spouses reported doctor-diagnosed farmer's lung. It is suggested that organochlorine and carbamate pesticides should be further evaluated as potential risk factors for farmer's lung. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; pesticides; agriculture; risk factors; farmer's lung
Descriptors (secondary) North Carolina; Iowa; DDT; lindane; chlorinated organic compounds; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study; aldicarb; handling of animals; poultry farming; sex-linked differences; carbamates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Agricultural chemicals