Pesticide exposure and end-stage renal disease risk among wives of pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study.

@article{Lebov2015PesticideEA,
  title={Pesticide exposure and end-stage renal disease risk among wives of pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study.},
  author={Jill F Lebov and Lawrence Stuart Engel and David B Richardson and Susan Leininger Hogan and Dale P Sandler and Jane A. Hoppin},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2015},
  volume={143 Pt A},
  pages={198-210}
}
BACKGROUND Pesticide exposure has been found to cause renal damage and dysfunction in experimental studies, but epidemiological research on the renal effects of chronic low-level pesticide exposure is limited. We investigated the relationships between end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among wives of licensed pesticide applicators (N=31,142) in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) and (1) personal pesticide use, (2) exposure to the husband's pesticide use, and (3) other pesticide-associated farming… CONTINUE READING
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