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Health impacts of pesticide exposure in a cohort of outdoor workers

Beard, John; Sladden, Tim; Morgan, Geoffrey; Berry, Geoffrey; Brooks, Lyndon; McMichael, Anthony


We compared mortality of 1,999 outdoor staff working as part of an insecticide application program during 1935-1996 with that of 1,984 outdoor workers not occupationally exposed to insecticides, and with the Australian population. Surviving subjects also completed a morbidity questionnaire. Mortality was significantly higher in both exposed and control subjects compared with the Australian population. The major cause was mortality from smoking-related diseases. Mortality was also significantly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002-10-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
DOI: 10.1289/ehp.5885


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