Overview: Agriculture and human health

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While the impact of ecosystem changes in agriculture on human health have not been accurately characterized, the occupational health hazards of agricultural work have been well described (Schenker, 1996). Agriculture ranks as one of the two or three most hazardous occupations based on fatality rates, with an injury mortality rate approximately three to five times that for all other occupations (Myers, 1990). More than 700 agricultural work-related deaths and 140,000 disabling injuries occur annually in the U.S. (Council, 1999).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging for Healthy Ecosystems
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781420032130
ISBN (Print)9781566706124
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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