The Incidence of Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits Resulting From Exposure to Chemicals Used in Agriculture

  • Klein, Debbie K.;
  • Rettig, Bryan A.;
  • Sniezek, Joseph E.


This study was designed to determine the incidence of hospitalizations and emergency room visits resulting from exposure to chemicals used in agriculture which occurred recently within a 21- county area of central Nebraska. Forty-eight cases were identified, which translated into an annual incidence rate of 1.35 cases per 10, 000 population. Anhydrous ammonia was the chemical most frequently cited as responsible for exposures.


JOURNAL: Nebr Med J. 1987; 72(7): 215-219.

Note: Nebraska Medical Journal.

NLOM ID#: 87287415 .

Publication #: 87287415

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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