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Agricultural Health Study (AHS)private and commercial applicators-USA

Agricultural Health Study (AHS)private and commercial applicators-USA

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Initiatives -
Pesticides Use and Exposure Extensive Worldwide, USA, Iowa and North Carolina. **General inquires: AgHealthStudy@westat.com**
Start Year
1993
End Year
2015
Funding
The Agricultural Health Study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in collaboration with the US EPA and NIOSH
Supplementary Information
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108113/
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Laura Beane Freeman
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • MD Michael Alavanja
    National Institutes of Health(NIH)

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up telephone interviews were conducted in the second (1999-2003) and third phases (2005-2010) of the study. In phase 4 (2013-2015) the medical history of the participants was updated. The cohort is also followed for mortality and cancer incidence through periodic linkage with vital statistics and state cancer registries.
Supplementary Information
https://agricoh.iarc.fr/docs/Cohortstudies_2018.pdf

Marker Paper

Alavanja MC, Sandler DP, McMaster SB, Zahm SH, McDonnell CJ, Lynch CF, Pennybacker M, Rothman N, Dosemeci M, Bond AE, Blair A. The Agricultural Health Study. Environ Health Perspect. 1996 Apr;104(4):362-9. doi: 10.1289/ehp.96104362. Erratum in: Environ Health Perspect.1996 Jul;104(7):683.

PUBMED 8732939

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families
  • Other : Licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses

Number of participants

Number of participants
89,655
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
USA, Iowa and North Carolina

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://aghealth.nih.gov/