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Medical examiner reports and death certificates were reviewed for all fatal agricultural injuries (n = 228) that occurred on-the-job in North Carolina between 1977 and 1991. Data were collected on the decedents' age, gender, race, data and time of injury, means of injury, and occupation. Annual workforce estimates were derived from the 1980 and 1990 US(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether excess mortality from cancer, malignant melanoma of the skin, and cancers of the brain and liver in particular, is associated with long term occupational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). METHODS An epidemiological study of mortality was conducted among 138,905 men employed for at least six months between 1950 and(More)
Male hamsters approach sources of odors from female hamster vaginal discharges and spend significantly more time around these odor sources than around control locations in the test box. This preference for female hamster vaginal odors appears in sexually inexperienced as well as experienced males, even in individuals isolated from females since the time of(More)
Hamster pups were tested for an odor preference every day from 1-16 days of age with shavings from their home cage and with clean wood shavings. The hamster pups showed a clear preference for their home cage shavings by 8 days of age. They were then tested for preferences with other odor combinations. Tests for preference with other odor pairs indicate that(More)
The effects of neonatal exposure of hamsters to androgen on the development of an adult preference for female hamster vaginal discharge (FHVD) were investigated. Three groups treated on Days 2-3 postpartum (females administered testosterone propionate (TP) in a peanut oil base, females administered oil alone, and males administered oil alone) were combined(More)