March 12, 2015 | Format: Reports & Publications

Worker Illness Related to Pesticides

A report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) documents the poisoning of farm workers in the state of Washington after accidental exposure to new pesticides from off-target drift. This is the first report of illness caused by exposure to three newly released pesticides — pyridaben, novaluron, and triflumizole — and highlights the health risks of exposure via accidental pesticide drift for people living and working in agricultural areas.

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