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Health Outcomes in Adolescent Minority Farmworkers.


PB2001101408

Publication Date 1998
Personal Author McCauley, L. A.; Anger, K. W.; Bryan, C.
Page Count 98
Abstract This study was designed to assess neurobehavioral function in Hispanic adolescents exposed to agricultural pesticides, biomarkers of pesticide exposure in this adolescent population and factors contributing to exposure risk including knowledge of pesticides and associated health hazards, work attitude and practices, and cultural and/or developmental factors that contribute to risk. This was an interdisciplinary community-based research project in which the Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) joined with the Oregon Migrant Education Program to develop and implement culturally appropriate research methods to study the migrant minority population. Pre- and post- season health assessments of cholinesterase activity and neurobehavioral function were conducted. Results indicate that the migrant adolescents are engaged in various agricultural activities, including mixing or applying pesticides. Few youth report the use of protective clothing or equipment, health hazards associated with pesticide exposure.
Keywords
  • Farm workers
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Pesticides
  • Health outcomes
  • Toxic hazards
  • Hispanics
  • Adolescents
  • Exposure(Physiology)
  • Toxicity
  • Agriculture
  • Work environment
  • Populations
  • Protective clothing
  • Exposure
  • Health effects
  • Health hazards
  • Minority groups
  • Occupational exposure
  • Environmental exposure
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Oregon Health Sciences Univ., Portland. Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200104
Contract Number
  • NIOSH-R01-CCR014362-01
Health Outcomes in Adolescent Minority Farmworkers.
Health Outcomes in Adolescent Minority Farmworkers.
PB2001101408

  • Farm workers
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Pesticides
  • Health outcomes
  • Toxic hazards
  • Hispanics
  • Adolescents
  • Exposure(Physiology)
  • Toxicity
  • Agriculture
  • Work environment
  • Populations
  • Protective clothing
  • Exposure
  • Health effects
  • Health hazards
  • Minority groups
  • Occupational exposure
  • Environmental exposure
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIOSH-R01-CCR014362-01
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