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Document ID (ISN)110077
CIS number 09-1073
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Crawford J.M., Hoppin J.A., Alavanja M.C.R., Blair A., Sandler D.P., Kamel F.
Title Hearing loss among licensed pesticide applicators in the agricultural health study
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.50, No.7, p.817-826. 36 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated the relationship between hearing loss and pesticide exposure among licensed private pesticide applicators enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study in Iowa and North Carolina. Among 14,229 white male applicators, 4926 reported hearing loss (35%). Logistic regression was performed with adjustment for state, age, and exposure to noise and solvents. Compared with no exposure, the odds ratio for the highest quartile of exposure was 1.19 for insecticides and 1.17 for organophosphate insecticides. Odds of hearing loss were elevated for high pesticide exposure events (1.38), pesticide-related doctor visits (1.38) or hospitalization (1.81) and diagnosed pesticide poisoning (1.75).
Descriptors (primary) North Carolina; Iowa; pesticide spraying; risk factors; agriculture; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) pesticide poisoning; male workers; USA; organophosphorus compounds; medical examinations; diagnosis; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; insecticides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage