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Acute pesticide-related illnesses among working youths, 1988-1999.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12660205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among youths and to provide prevention recommendations.
METHODS: Survey data from 8 states and from poison control center data were analyzed. Illness incidence rates and incidence rate ratios were calculated.
RESULTS: A total of 531 youths were identified with acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses. Insecticides were responsible for most of these illnesses (68%), most of which were of minor severity (79%). The average annual incidence rate among youths aged 15 to 17 years was 20.4 per billion hours worked, and the incidence rate ratio among youths vs adults was 1.71 (95% confidence interval = 1.53, 1.91).
CONCLUSIONS: The present findings suggest the need for greater efforts to prevent acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among adolescents.
Geoffrey M Calvert; Louise N Mehler; Rachel Rosales; Lynden Baum; Catherine Thomsen; Dorilee Male; Omar Shafey; Rupali Das; Michelle Lackovic; Ernest Arvizu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-27     Completed Date:  2003-04-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  605-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / chemically induced,  epidemiology
Fungicides, Industrial / poisoning
Insecticides / poisoning
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Occupations / classification,  legislation & jurisprudence,  statistics & numerical data
Pesticides / classification,  poisoning*
Population Surveillance*
Public Health Informatics
Pyrethrins / poisoning
United States / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fungicides, Industrial; 0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticides; 0/Pyrethrins

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