Acute Pesticide Morbidity and Mortality: California

  • Louise N. Mehler
  • Michael A. O’Malley
  • Robert I. Krieger
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 129)


This report gives an overview of the important features of the California Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program (PISP), focusing on sources of case identification, case definitions, and annual case totals. Trends in illness reporting are illustrated by examining recent changes in the number of field worker dermatitis cases and the program experience with pesticide mortality by examining fatalities reported to the registry between 1982 and 1990.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louise N. Mehler
    • 1
  • Michael A. O’Malley
    • 1
  • Robert I. Krieger
    • 2
  1. 1.Worker Health and Safety Branch, Department of Pesticide RegulationCalifornia Environmental Protection AgencySacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Technical Assessment Systems Inc.USA

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