|Document ID (ISN)||102518|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Farahat T.M., Abdelrasoul G.M., Amr M.M., Shebl M.M., Farahat F.M., Anger W.K.
||Neurobehavioural effects among workers occupationally exposed to organophosphorous pesticides
||Apr. 2003, Vol.60, No.4, p.279-286. Illus. 43 ref.
||In this study, 52 occupationally-exposed male workers involved in applying organophosphorus pesticides to cotton crops were compared with 50 unexposed male controls matched by age, socioeconomic class and years of education. Participants completed a questionnaire on personal, occupational and medical factors. They were subjected to general and neurological clinical examinations, neurobehavioural tests and serological analyses for acetylcholinesterase. After correcting for age and education, the exposed participants exhibited significantly lower performance than controls on six neurobehavioural tests. Longer years of work with pesticides were associated with lower performance on most neurobehavioural tests after adjusting for multiple comparisons. Although serum acetylcholinesterase was significantly lower in the exposed participants, it was not significantly correlated with either neurobehavioural performance or neurological abnormalities.
||neurotoxic effects; cotton farming; sensory aptitude; pesticides; organophosphorus compounds
||nervous function tests; acetylcholinesterase; Egypt; medical examinations; case-control study; length of exposure; determination in blood; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Egypt; USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system