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Healthy People 2010 - with Annotations

Chapter 8

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8-13. Reduce pesticide exposures that result in visits to a health care facility.

13,500 visits to a health care facility per year.

Baseline: Out of 129,592 total pesticide exposures, 27,156 required management in health care facilities in 1997.

Target setting method: 50 percent improvement.

Data source: Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS), American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Pesticide exposures include those involving disinfectants, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, moth repellants, and rodenticides, as defined by EPA. The American Association of Poison Control Centers surveillance covers approximately 93 percent of the U.S. population.

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Last modified: 10-Mar-2000.