Elemental Sulfur Use and Associations with Pediatric Lung Function and Respiratory Symptoms in an Agricultural Community (California, USA)

Conclusions: This study suggests that elemental sulfur use, allowed in both organic and conventional farming, in close proximity to residential areas, may adversely affect children’s respiratory health. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP528 Received: 19 May 2016 Revised: 05 May 2017 Accepted: 09 May 2017 Published: 14 August 2017 Address correspondence to R. Raanan, Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH), University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 1995 University Ave., Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA. Telephone: (510) 642-9431. Email: rachelraananrr@gmail.com Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP528). All authors certify that their freedom to design, conduct, interpret, and publish research is not compromised by any controlling sponsor. A.B. is a member of the USDA National Organic Standards Board and has participated as a member of the Board for the Organic Center, a nonprofit organization that provides information for scientific research about organic food and farming. A.B. has also consulted with nonprofit organizations on the development of environmental health education curricula for child care providers. R.R. has served as a consultant to a nonprofit organization and expert witness on cases unrelated to the issues in this paper. The other authors declare they have no actual or potential competing financial interests. Note to readers with disabilities: EHP strives to ensur...
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