Acute pesticide poisoning among agricultural workers in the United States, 1998-2005.

  title={Acute pesticide poisoning among agricultural workers in the United States, 1998-2005.},
  author={Geoffrey M Calvert and Jennifer Karnik and Louise N. Mehler and John Beckman and Barbara F. Morrissey and Jennifer S. Sievert and Rosanna Barrett and Michelle Lackovic and L M Mabee and Abby Schwartz and Yvette Mitchell and Stephanie Moraga-McHaley},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={51 12},
BACKGROUND Approximately 75% of pesticide usage in the United States occurs in agriculture. As such, agricultural workers are at greater risk of pesticide exposure than non-agricultural workers. However, the magnitude, characteristics and trend of acute pesticide poisoning among agricultural workers are unknown. METHODS We identified acute pesticide poisoning cases in agricultural workers between the ages of 15 and 64 years that occurred from 1998 to 2005. The California Department of… 

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