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Main Title National study of hospital admitted pesticide poisonings /
Author Griffith, Jack D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Vandermer, Hale,
Blondell, Jerome,
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Pesticide Programs. Human Effects Monitoring Branch. Epidemiologic Studies Program.
Publisher Epidemiologic Studies Program, Human Effects Monitoring Branch, Technical Services Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 540/9-76-017
Stock Number PB-258 951
OCLC Number 03073162
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Pesticides--Toxicology--United States--Statistics ; Hospital utilization--United States--Statistics ; Hospitalization ; Pesticides--poisoning ; Hospitalization--Statistics ; Pesticides--poisoning--Statistics
Additional Subjects Pesticides--Toxicology--United States--Statistics ; Hospital utilization--United States--Statistics ; Toxic diseases ; Toxicity ; Patients ; Hospitalizing ; Tables(Data) ; Reviews ; Methodology ; United States ; Health status ; Toxicology ; Medical records ; Exposure ; Therapy ; Age ; Sex ; Job analysis ; Geography ; Sampling ; Appendices ; Race
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 540-9-76-017 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-9-76-017 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 540/9-76-017 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/15/2013
ESAD  EPA 540-9-76-017 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 951 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 172, ix, 121 pages ; 28 cm
The purposes of the study were: to use hospital patient records to develop accurate and reliable data on the magnitude and character of hospital-admitted poisoning cases, and to develop for the first time nationwide incidence rates for hospitalized acute pesticide poisoning cases among those persons admitted to general-care hospitals. The study design omitted victims of undiagnosed pesticide poisoning, emergency-room patients who are not assigned a hospital bed, and patients treated by physicians outside the hospital environment. Acute poisonings by pesticides are a continuing problem in the United States. All pesticides are considered toxic and can cause illness or even death when misused. The toxicity of a pesticide, route of exposure, or formulation, as well as the age, sex, race, and physical and/or mental health status of the user may play an important role in resulting morbidity or mortality.
Chiefly tables. Includes bibliographical references (page 172).