The U.S. farm work force numbers approximately 6.5 million. The health risks connected with their farm tasks are many and varied. Accidents and illnesses are caused by tractors, specialized farming equipment, chemicals, zoonoses, fungi, sensitizers, and the environment of confinement buildings. The scattered nature of the work force makes preventive measures difficult to implement.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Am Fam Physician. 1988; 38(4): 233-244.
Note: American Family Physician.NLOM ID#: 89022719 .
Publication #: 89022719
This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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