Assessing dermatitis in epidemiologic studies: occupational skin disease among California grape and tomato harvesters.

@article{McCurdy1989AssessingDI,
  title={Assessing dermatitis in epidemiologic studies: occupational skin disease among California grape and tomato harvesters.},
  author={Stephen A McCurdy and Philippa Wiggins and Marc B Schenker and Stephen Munn and A M Shaieb and Z Weinbaum and Donald Goldsmith and S Teri McGillis and Brian Berman and Steven Samuels},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={147-57}
}
We conducted a cross-sectional investigation to determine whether table grape harvesters, who have significant cutaneous contact with crop-associated materials that may cause skin disease, are more likely to develop dermatitis than are a control group of tomato workers performing mechanical harvesting with minimal cutaneous contact with crop-associated substances. A secondary aim was to develop methods for studying skin disease in farm workers, including a standard questionnaire and physical… CONTINUE READING
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