Minimizing occupational exposure to pesticides: Acute and chronic effects of pesticides on human health

  • Donald P. Morgan
Conference paper
Part of the Residue Reviews book series (RECT, volume 75)


As is true of toxic substances in general, pesticides pose several different kinds of threats to health. Defined broadly as “adverse effects,” they are commonly considered either acute effects, developing promptly and resolving rapidly, or chronic effects, which may appear after a delay, but then persist for weeks to years.


Chronic Effect Agricultural Worker Acute Poisoning Pesticide Absorption Hemorrhagic Cystitis 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Morgan
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  1. 1.Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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