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Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries

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Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
Title
Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In response to concerns regarding potential adverse health effects from the occupational use of pesticides on farms, your committee requested that we conduct a study to determine the extent to which government programs and regulations protect farmers and farmworkers from unnecessary pesticide risks. In particular, you asked that we examine what mechanisms exist at the federal and state levels to determine the nature and extent of illnesses associated with occupational exposure to pesticides on farms. Pesticides are designed to be toxic to some forms of life and often have the potential to cause adverse effects in a number of nontarget species, including humans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for ensuring that, when properly used, a pesticide does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. To determine potential health effects and exposures, EPA conducts risk assessments of pesticide products, based largely on laboratory tests and field trials of pesticides. It is also important, however, to monitor for illnesses associated with the use of pesticides in order to identify potential problems, track trends over time, determine population groups at risk, evaluate the effectiveness of both risk assessment and risk reduction practices, and target interventions where necessary
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY DI V
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  • Farms
  • Pesticides
  • Occupational diseases
  • Test and evaluation
  • Laboratory tests
  • United states government
  • Risk
  • Humans
  • Health
  • Field tests
  • Population
  • Reduction
  • Adverse conditions
  • Patterns
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Pesticides Pollution and Control
Label
Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Report to the Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
62 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227835558
  • (OCoLC)ocn227835558
Label
Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
Publication
Note
Report to the Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
62 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227835558
  • (OCoLC)ocn227835558

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