Agricultural Medicine: A Practical Guide by James E. Lessenger

By James E. Lessenger

Makes a speciality of either therapy and prevention of clinical difficulties in a rural surroundings entire reference for relations physicians delivering take care of sufferers in rural and agricultural parts provides a practice-based process

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Many of these hazards are self-evident, such as traumatic injuries and fatalities caused by accidents with machinery like tractors and harvesters. Other hazards are less evident and indolent in nature. These may include neurological damage associated with prolonged pesticide exposure or chronic respiratory diseases related to organic dust exposure (3). The United States collects some of the most comprehensive statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. S. agriculture workers are crushed to death by tractor rollovers.

The WHO has also highlighted public health concerns of semicarbazide (SEM) in food at the request of several member states and based on information provided by the European Food Safety Authority. Semicarbazide is found in food products packaged in glass jars with metal lids that have formed plastic seals. Semicarbazide has been detected at low levels in a number of such food products, including baby foods. The origin of SEM is not clear but has been linked to the permitted use of azodicarbonamide in the plastic seals.

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