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Agricultural Health Study

800-424-78835 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in collaboration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has previously played an important role in the study.

1. PublicationsPublications Published papers address study design, issues related to the …
2. About the StudyThe Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a …
3. Study ParticipantsThe health risks and benefits of farming are not well studied; The AHS will lead to …
4. Scientific CollaborationThe Agricultural Health Study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the …
5. News & FindingsNews & Findings Study Findings . AHS research has led to more than more …
6. Contact UsAgricultural Health Study 1-800-424-7883 [email protected] For …
7. Current Participant ActivitiesPesticides and Sense of Smell (PASS) Study Loss of sense of smell is common …
8. FAQsThe study focuses on agricultural factors that may affect these and other health …
9. Agricultural ResourcesAgricultural Resources. The following links provide additional information relevant to …
10. Policies & ProcessAll projects using the Agricultural Health Study are done in collaboration with …

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Agricultural Health Study (AHS) - Epidemiology Branch

3 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective study of licensed pesticide applicators from North Carolina and Iowa recruited in 1993-1997 at the time of license renewal. The cohort includes 52,395 licensed private pesticide applicators, from both states and 4,916 commercial applicators from Iowa. More than 75% or 32,347 spouses of married private …

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Agricultural Health - National Institute of Environmental

3 hours ago Agricultural health is the study of environmental, occupational, dietary, and genetic factors on the health of farmers, farm families, pesticide applicators, and others who work with and are exposed to agricultural chemicals. The NIEHS is a partner with the National Cancer Institute in the Agricultural Health Study, a long-term study of 60,000

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The Agricultural Health Study - National Institute of

6 hours ago Why we need the study: n . More than a million Americans work in agriculture. n . The health risks and benefits of farming are not well studied. n . The (AHS) began in 1993 to better understand agricultural factors related to health and, ultimately, to protect the health of farm families. Why the study needs you: n . Your continued involvement

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Agricultural Health Study - USDA

8 hours ago Why Agricultural Health Study • While it appears that farm populations appear healthier compared to other populations, they still may have increased rates for some diseases and specific injury. – Cancers such as: leukemia, lymphoma and soft tissue sarcoma, cancers of the brain, lip, prostate, skin and stomach – Parkinson’s disease

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The Agricultural Health Study - PubMed

Just Now The Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort study has been initiated in North Carolina and Iowa. The objectives of this study are to: 1) identify and quantify cancer risks among men, women, whites, and minorities associated with direct exposure to pesticides and other agricultural agents; 2) evaluate noncancer health risks including neurotoxicity reproductive …

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Publish Year: 1996
Author: Michael C. R. Alavanja, Dale P. Sandler, Suzanne B. McMaster, Shelia Hoar Zahm, Cheryl J. McDonnell,...

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Agricultural Health Study - CHEEC - Center for Health

8 hours ago Abstract: CHEEC Data Management Center staff provided full computer support including database design and administration, system services and applications programming for the Agricultural Health Study for the first 13 years to this study. This study is funded by National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the

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Agricultural Health Study (AHS) - National Cancer Institute

9 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study works to understand how agricultural, lifestyle, and genetic factors affect the health of farming populations. This prospective cohort study of approximately 90,000 participants includes licensed private pesticide applicators and their spouses in Iowa and North Carolina, and commercial applicators in Iowa.

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Agricultural Health Study - SEER Landmark Studies

5 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) began in 1993 as a collaborative effort to elucidate the health risks posed by exposure to agricultural pesticides and other potential hazards of farm work. Agricultural workers and their families in Iowa and North Carolina were invited to participate in this cohort study. Current enrollment includes 89,658

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The Agricultural Health Study - U.S. Right to Know

5 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort study, has been initiated in North Carolina and lowa. The objectives of this study are to: 1) identify and quantify cancer risks among men, women, whites, and minorities associated with direct exposure to pesticides and

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The Agricultural Health Study. - Environmental Health

4 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort study has been initiated in North Carolina and Iowa. The objectives of this study are to: 1) identify and quantify cancer risks among men, women, whites, and minorities associated with direct exposure to pesticides and other agricultural agents; 2) evaluate noncancer health risks including neurotoxicity reproductive …

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Publish Year: 1996
Author: Michael C. R. Alavanja, Dale P. Sandler, Suzanne B. McMaster, Shelia Hoar Zahm, Cheryl J. McDonnell,...

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Agriculture Health Study - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

1 hours ago The "Agricultural Health Study" (AHS) is a collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are providing support for a limited exposure assessment effort. Initial data

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2019 Updates - Study Updates - Agricultural Health Study

3 hours ago Agricultural Lung Health Study (ALHS) The ALHS enrolled AHS participants who previously reported a doctor’s diagnosis of asthma and a sample of those without asthma, who completed questionnaires and lung function tests, and provided blood samples. Household dust samples were used to measure endotoxins [see above] and specific microbes.

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Glyphosate Use and Cancer Incidence in the Agricultural

1 hours ago A previous evaluation in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) with follow-up through 2001 found no statistically significant associations with glyphosate use and cancer at any site. Methods: The AHS is a prospective cohort of licensed pesticide applicators from North Carolina and Iowa. Here, we updated the previous evaluation of glyphosate with

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Publish Year: 2018
Author: Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Jonathan N Hofmann, Dale P Sandler, Jay H Lubin, Charles F Lync...

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Agricultural Health Study Follow-up - Full Text View

7 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS), a cohort of approximately 89,000 pesticide applicators and spouses from Iowa and North Carolina, is the largest US cohort study of individuals working with pesticides. The AHS cohort was enrolled in 1993 to 1997 to assess human health effects associated with well-characterized exposures to pesticides and

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(PDF) The Agricultural Health Study - ResearchGate

9 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort study has been initiated in North Carolina and Iowa. The objectives of this study are to: 1) …

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The Agricultural Health Study - CHEEC - Center for Health

1 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort study has been initiated in North Carolina and Iowa. The objectives of this study are to: 1) identify and quantify cancer risks among men, women, whites, and minorities associated with direct exposure to pesticides and other agricultural agents; 2) evaluate noncancer health risks including neurotoxicity reproductive …

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Glyphosate Use and Cancer Incidence in the Agricultural

3 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective cohort of licensed pesticide applicators enrolled in Iowa or North Carolina, which has been described elsewhere . Briefly, 57 310 individuals seeking licenses to apply restricted-use pesticides were enrolled between 1993 and 1997. Of the enrolled participants, 63% completed a follow-up phone

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Publish Year: 2018
Author: Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Jonathan N Hofmann, Dale P Sandler, Jay H Lubin, Charles F Lync...

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Dicamba Use and Cancer Incidence in the Agricultural

1 hours ago A prior analysis in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) suggested associations between dicamba and colon and lung cancer. We re-evaluated dicamba use in the AHS, including an additional 12 years and 2702 exposed cancers.

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Publish Year: 2020
Author: Catherine C Lerro, Jonathan N Hofmann, Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Christine G Parks, Aaron...

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The Agricultural Health Study - NC Pesticide Safety Education

Just Now The Agricultural Health Study Ongoing Survey The Agricultural Health Study is currently doing a follow-up health survey. We invite all previous study members to participate, regardless of their age or current farming activities. You can even have a family member help you! • This survey will take only 25 minutes, and may be completed by:

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The Federal Government's Agricultural Health Study: A

1 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) has approximately 90,000 pesticide applicators and their spouses enrolled in a number of studies to determine whether exposures to specific pesticides are associated with various cancers and other adverse health outcomes. Although the AHS was intended to be an integrated program of studies, some significant

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Publish Year: 2000
Author: George M. Gray, Bernard D. Goldstein, John Bailar, Devra Lee Davis, Elizabeth Delzell, Frank Dost, R...

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The Soil and Health: A Study of Organic Agriculture

1 hours ago The Soil and Health argues that industrial agriculture, emergent in Howard's era and dominant today, disrupts the delicate balance of nature and irrevocably robs the soil of its fertility. Howard's classic treatise links the burgeoning health crises facing crops, livestock, and humanity to this radical degradation of the Earth's soil.

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Publish Year: 1972
Author: Albert Howard

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Occupational Pesticide Use and Risk of Renal Cell

1 hours ago Methods: We evaluated the associations between intensity-weighted lifetime days (IWDs) of 38 pesticides and incident RCC in the Agricultural Health Study, a prospective cohort of licensed pesticide applicators in Iowa and North Carolina. Among 55,873 applicators, 308 cases were diagnosed between enrollment (1993-1997) and the end of follow-up

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Publish Year: 2020
Author: Gabriella Andreotti, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Joseph J. Shearer, Catherine C. Lerro, Stella Koutros, ...

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Mortality among Pesticide Applicators Exposed to

3 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study is a prospective study (Alavanja et al. 1996) designed to examine a wide variety of occupational exposures and lifestyle factors among farmers and commercial pesticide applicators and the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. To evaluate whether agricultural chlorpyrifos exposure was associated with mortality

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Publish Year: 2007
Author: Won Jin Lee, Michael C.R. Alavanja, Jane A. Hoppin, Jennifer A. Rusiecki, Freya Kamel, Aaron Blair, ...

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NASD - Human Health Effects of Agriculture: Physical

8 hours ago Health studies must consider several modifying factors in agricultural exposures resulting in physical illnesses including work force age and ethnicity, type of commodity, work practices, engineering controls, and use of personal protective equipment. The work force has significantly changed and varies greatly by region.

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The federal government's Agricultural Health Study: A

2 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) has approximately 90,000 pesticide applicators and their spouses enrolled in a number of studies to determine whether exposures to specific pesticides are associated with various cancers and other adverse health outcomes.

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Agricultural health study. (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]

1 hours ago Agricultural health study.. [National Cancer Institute (U.S.);] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in …

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Insecticide Use and Breast Cancer Risk among Farmers

5 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study has been described in detail elsewhere (Alavanja et al. 1996). In brief, 52,394 private pesticide applicators, primarily farmers, in Iowa and North Carolina were enrolled in the cohort between 1993 and 1997 while attending mandatory certification sessions for applying restricted-use pesticides.

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Publish Year: 2017
Author: Lawrence S. Engel, Emily Werder, Jaya Satagopan, Aaron Blair, Jane A. Hoppin, Stella Koutros, Cather...

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Agriculture and Public Health - EPHA

2 hours ago A study in Health Economics found a positive link between agricultural support policies and calorific intake in the US, but the effect was very small with a decreasing impact over time. 32 The European Commission often claims that if CAP subsidies were distortive in the past,

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Early-life Farm Exposures and Adult Asthma and Atopy in

1 hours ago The Agricultural Lung Health Study (ALHS) is a nested casecon- trol study of current asthma within the parent Agricultural Health Study (AHS). The AHS, is a prospective cohort including private pesticide applicators, predominantly farmers and henceforth referred to as farmers (N=52,395), and their

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Cancer Incidence among Glyphosate-Exposed Pesticide

3 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study. Environ Health Perspect. 1996; 104:362–369. [PMC free article] [Google Scholar] Blair A, Tarone R, Sandler D, Lynch CF, Rowland A, Wintersteen W, et al. Reliability of reporting on lifestyle and agricultural factors by a sample of participants in the Agricultural Health Study from Iowa. Epidemiology.

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Publish Year: 2004
Author: Anneclaire J. De Roos, Aaron Blair, Jennifer A. Rusiecki, Jane A. Hoppin, Megan Svec, Mustafa Doseme...

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Certain pesticides linked to kidney cancer in agricultural

6 hours ago Certain pesticides linked to kidney cancer in agricultural workers. New findings from the Agricultural Health Study suggest exposure to certain pesticides may increase risk of renal cell carcinoma. Hofmann is an investigator in the NCI Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Genetics. (Photo courtesy of

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A Review of Pesticide Exposure and Cancer Incidence in the

800-814 12724 hours ago Use of agricultural pesticides and prostate cancer in the Agricultural Health Study cohort. Am J Epidemiol 157:800-814 12727674. Crossref, Medline, Google Scholar; Alavanja MCR, Sandler DP, Lynch CF, Knott C, Lubin JH, Tarone R et al.. 2005. Cancer incidence in the Agricultural Health Study. Scand J Work Environ Health 31(suppl 1):39-45 16190148.

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Publish Year: 2010
Author: Scott Weichenthal, Connie Moase, Peter Chan

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Pesticide Exposure and Depression among Male Private

4 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective cohort study, including 52,394 licensed private pesticide applicators (mostly farmers), designed to assess associations between agricultural exposures and health end points (Alavanja et al. 1996).

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Publish Year: 2014
Author: John D. Beard, David M. Umbach, Jane A. Hoppin, Marie Richards, Michael C.R. Alavanja, Aaron Blair, ...

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Glyphosate Use and Cancer Incidence in the Agricultural

5 hours ago The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective cohort of li- censed pesticide applicators enrolled in Iowa or North Carolina, which has been described elsewhere (6). Briefly, 57 310 individuals seeking licenses to apply restricted-use pesticides were enrolled

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Pesticide use and incident diabetes among wives of farmers

6 hours ago Objective To estimate associations between use of specific agricultural pesticides and incident diabetes in women. Methods We used data from the Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort of pesticide applicators and their spouses in Iowa and North Carolina. For comparability with previous studies of farmers, we limited analysis to 13 637 …

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Publish Year: 2014
Author: Anne P Starling, David M Umbach, Freya Kamel, Stuart Long, Dale P Sandler, Jane A Hoppin
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Climate change impacting health of women agriculture

2 hours ago The study also mentioned that the poor implementation of related legislation and policy measures such as the Sindh Women Agricultural Workers Act 2020, and Sindh Occupational Safety & Health Act

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What is the agagricultural Health Study?

Agricultural Health Study. The Agricultural Health Study works to understand how agricultural, lifestyle, and genetic factors affect the health of farming populations. News &. Findings. Pesticides and cancer risk among spouses, cancer incidence in the agricultural health study, and information about ongoing and new studies.

What is the meaning of Agricultural Health?

Introduction. Agricultural health is the study of environmental, occupational, dietary, and genetic factors on the health of farmers, farm families, pesticide applicators, and others who work with and are exposed to agricultural chemicals.

What is included in the agricultural health outcomes study?

Since it began in 1993, the study has included three cohort-wide interviews to obtain information on agricultural practices and pesticide use, other occupational exposures, lifestyle factors, diseases and medication use, and one cohort-wide interview focused primarily on updating information on non-cancer health outcomes.

Who are the participants in the Iowa Agricultural Health Study?

This prospective cohort study of approximately 90,000 participants includes licensed private pesticide applicators and their spouses in Iowa and North Carolina, and commercial applicators in Iowa. Visit the website for Agricultural Health Study participants and collaborators.

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