A second follow-up of mortality in a cohort of pesticide applicators.

  title={A second follow-up of mortality in a cohort of pesticide applicators.},
  author={Brian Macmahon and Richard R. Monson and H H Wang and Tuyuan Zheng},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={30 5},
A cohort of 16,124 male pesticide applicators was matched with Social Security Administration and National Death Index (NDI) files through December 31, 1984. In all, 1,082 deaths were ascertained, and death certificates were obtained for 994 (92%). The standardized mortality ratio (SMR) for all causes of death was 98. Although a number of specific causes of death showed SMRs significantly below 100, only one category of cause of death showed a significantly elevated SMR--cancer of the lung… CONTINUE READING


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