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North Carolina FW Birth Defect Report

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Assessment of Maternal Occupational Pesticide Exposures during Pregnancy and Three Children with Birth Defects: North Carolina, 2004. Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina May 18, 2006

Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Neurobehavioral Performance

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Article published in Environmental Health Perspectives, May 2006.

In Utero Exposure to DDT and DDE and Neurodevelopment Among Young Mexican American Children

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Abstract of an article published July, 2006 in Pediatrics.

Repeated Pesticide Exposure among North Carolina Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

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Limited data document the multiple and repeated pesticide absorption experienced by farmworkers in an agricultural season or their risk factors.

Chronic Agricultural Chemical Exposure Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

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Laboratory studies and case reports of accidental exposure to large amounts of chemicals indicate that there are immediate and long‐

Acute Pesticide- Related Illness Among Working Youths, 1988-1999

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The goal of this study was to describe acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among youths and to provide prevention recommendations. Survey data from 8 states and from poison control center data were analyzed.

Acute Occupational Pesticide- Related Illness in the US 1998-1999: Surveillance Findings From the SENSOR-Pesticides Program

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Concern about the adverse public health and environmental effects of pesticide use is persistent. Recognizing the importance of surveillance for acute occupational pesticide-related illness, we report on surveillance for this condition across multiple states. Between 1998 and 1999, a total of 1,009 individuals with acute occupational pesticide-related illness were identified by states participating in the SENSOR-pesticides program. 

The Surveillance of Work- Related Pesticide Illness: An Application of the Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks( SENSOR)

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In response to limitations in state-based occupational disease surveillance, the California Department of Health Services developed a model for surveillance of acute, work-related pesticide illness. The objectives were to enhance case reporting and link case reports to preventive interventions. Risk factors for pesticide illness were prevalent. 

California Surveillance for Pesticide- Related Illness and Injury: Coverage, Bias and Limitations

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The California Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program (PISP) is a major resource for pesticide illness epidemiology. This work attempts to improve characterization of pesticide illness in California, evaluate case ascertainment of the PISP and identify PISP’s limitations and biases for studying the incidence and epidemiology of pesticide-related illness. 

Surveillance for Pesticide- Related Disease

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Public health surveillance for acute pesticide intoxications is discussed. Explanation of the goals, components and functions of population-based surveillance is provided with reference to key informational sources.

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