Pesticides and adult respiratory outcomes in the agricultural health study.

  title={Pesticides and adult respiratory outcomes in the agricultural health study.},
  author={Jane A. Hoppin and David M. Umbach and Stephanie J London and Charles F. Lynch and Michael C. R. Alavanja and Dale P Sandler},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
In the 1700s, Bernardino Ramazzini was among the first to describe respiratory disease among agricultural workers. Since then, farmers continue to have higher rates of respiratory illnesses, even as changes occur in occupational and environmental exposures on farms. While grain and animal exposures have been well studied for their role in agricultural lung diseases, pesticide exposures have not. Using the Agricultural Health Study, a prospective cohort study of approximately 89,000 licensed… CONTINUE READING


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