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Table 4 Activity at time of exposure for confirmed cases, all crops and tree fruit only, 2000–2015

From: Examining the role of wind in human illness due to pesticide drift in Washington state, 2000–2015

Activity at time of exposure All crops Tree fruit
n (%) n (%)
Work-related 475 (68.8) 215 (67.2)
 Work activity not involving applicationa 467 (67.7) 210 (65.6)
 Handling pesticides or application equipmentb 8 (1.2) 5 (1.6)
Not work-related (bystander) 212 (30.7) 102 (31.9)
 Outdoor living activity not involving application 129 (18.7) 75 (23.4)
 Indoor living activity not involving application 83 (12.0) 27 (8.4)
Unknown 3 (0.4) 3 (0.9)
Total 690 (100) 320 (100)
  1. a. Includes exposure to field residue
  2. b. Includes applying, mixing, or loading pesticides or repair and maintenance of application equipment