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Acute Pesticide-Related Illnesses Charts
SENSOR-Pesticides Database, Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR)

Acute Pesticide-Related Illnesses charts are based on data from the NIOSH Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupation Risk (SENSOR) Pesticides program, a state-based surveillance program. These charts summarize cases of any acute adverse health effect resulting from exposure to a pesticide product while at work.

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Count of Acute Pesticide-Related Illnesses by Insecticide Chemical Class, All Participating States, 1998 - 2011

Source: SENSOR-Pesticides Database, Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR)

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SENSOR-Pesticides Database, Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR)
SENSOR-Pesticides Database, Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR)

The mission of the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR) program is to build and maintain occupational illness and injury surveillance capacity within state health departments.Under this program, NIOSH provides cooperative agreement funding and technical support to state health departments to conduct surveillance on one or more occupational illnesses or injuries.

For more information see the Pesticide Illness & Injury Surveillance page.

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Insecticide Chemical Class (a, b)# of Illness Cases ReportedDistribution (%)
Organochlorines1112.7
Organophosphates99824.2
N-methyl carbamates721.7
Pyrethrins2526.1
Pyrethroids99924.2
Organophosphate plus carbanate1764.3
Cholinesterase inhibitors with pyrethrin or pyrethroid only1503.6
Cholinesterase inhibitors plus pyrethrin or pyrethroid plus other591.4
Cholinesterase inhibitors plus organochlorine compounds60.1
Cholinesterase inhibitors with compounds not otherwise listed4019.7
Pyrethrin plus pyrethroid1132.7
Pyrethrin plus pyrethroid plus other compounds nos2235.4
Pyrethrin plus other compounds not otherwise specified170.4
Pyrethroid plus other compounds not otherwise specified411.0
Other, including multiple classes49512.0
Multiple ingredients, grouped class codes nos170.4

a.
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b.
State participation varies from year to year. See the Elevated Levels by Year chart topic for details.
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