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Document ID (ISN)111916
CIS number 11-0516
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Slager R.E., Poole J.A., LeVan T.D., Sandler D.P., Alavanja M.C.R, Hoppin J.A.
Title Rhinitis associated with pesticide exposure among commercial pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study
Bibliographic information Nov. 2009, Vol.66, No.11, p.718-724. 19 ref.
Internet access Rhinitis.pdf [in English]
Abstract Rhinitis is common, but the risk factors are not well described. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between current rhinitis and pesticide use, based on data from 2245 Iowa commercial pesticide applicators participating in a wider cohort study. Using logistic regression models adjusted for age, education and growing up on a farm, the associations between current rhinitis and 34 pesticides used in the past year were evaluated. 74% of commercial pesticide applicators reported at least one episode of rhinitis in the past year (current rhinitis). Five pesticides used in the past year were significantly positively associated with current rhinitis. There was no evidence of confounding by common agricultural rhinitis triggers such as handling grain or hay.
Descriptors (primary) Iowa; pesticide spraying; rhinitis; agriculture; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) USA; dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; diazinon; glyphosate; benomyl; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Risk evaluation