Mortality in a cohort of orchard workers exposed to lead arsenate pesticide spray.

Abstract

During the period from 1890 to 1940, lead arsenate was the major pesticide used in apple orchards to control the coddling moth. In the Wenatchee area of Washington State, lead arsenate spray was used for longer periods and in larger quantities than in other areas of the United States. In 1938, a cohort of 1,231 people who lived in this area was selected for… (More)

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