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Study of Florida Pesticide Applicators.


PB98130719

Publication Date 1997
Personal Author Fleming, L. E.; Bean, J. A.
Page Count 322
Abstract Pesticides are chemicals used since ancient times to destroy or control pests. Although the primary hazard to humans associated with pesticide exposure is acute poisoning, there has been considerable concern surrounding the possibility of cancer and other chronic health effects in humans. Given the huge volume of pesticides now used throughout the world, as well as environmental and food residue contamination leading to chronic low-level exposure, the study of possible chronic human health effects is important. This study is a retrospective cohort analysis of the cancer incidence and general mortality among a cohort of Florida licensed pesticide applicators. In addition, proportional mortality ratio (PMR) studies and mortality odds ratio (MOR) studies were performed. Comparison groups consisted of the general Florida population and subgroups from a National Cancer Institute pooled worker cohort. In this cohort of 33,669 Florida licensed pesticide applicators assembled through extensive data linkages, there were a total of 1874 deaths and 1266 incident cancer cases with 320,250 person-years from 1/1/75 to 1/1/94.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Pesticide workers
  • Florida
  • Hazardous materials
  • Cancer
  • Mortality
  • Applicators
  • Proportional mortality ratio
  • Mortality odds ratio
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Miami Univ., FL. Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Rockville, MD.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Rockville, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199811
Study of Florida Pesticide Applicators.
Study of Florida Pesticide Applicators.
PB98130719

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Pesticide workers
  • Florida
  • Hazardous materials
  • Cancer
  • Mortality
  • Applicators
  • Proportional mortality ratio
  • Mortality odds ratio
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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