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Main Title Health Survey of Pest Control Operators.
Author Stein, William J. ; Hayes, Jr., Wayland J. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1964
Stock Number PB-276 876
Additional Subjects Industrial medicine ; Hazardous materials ; Tables(Data) ; Pest control ; Questionnaires ; Toxicity ; Toxicology ; Industrial hygiene ; Allergic diseases ; Death ; Contact dermatitis ; Safety engineering ; Health surveys ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Environmental health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 876 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A survey of pest control operators was made in 1961 to determine any possible long-term toxic effects of pesticides. The difficulties in surveying large numbers were overcome through the cooperation of the National Pest Control Association. Personnel of member firms completed a questionnaire which included biographical, occupational, and medical data. The medical questions were designed to elicit a record of any significant disease in both personnel and their relatives. Each company submitted information on number of personnel, rate of turnover, and use of sick leave. Review of the safety practices revealed deficiencies on the part of some personnel. Correction of these deficiencies might lead to an even better safety record.