Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association

Context Pesticides continue to be used on school property, and some schools are at risk of pesticide drift exposure from neighboring farms, which leads to pesticide exposure among students and school employees. However, information on the magnitude of illnesses and risk factors associated with these pesticide exposures is not available.

Objective To estimate the magnitude of and associated risk factors for pesticide-related illnesses at schools.