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Document ID (ISN)111630
CIS number 11-0204
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2010
Convention or series no. TR 50
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Occupational respiratory allergy to plant protection products
Original title Allergie respiratoire professionnelle aux produits phytosanitaires [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2010, No.124, p.471-482. Illus. 39 ref.
Internet access TR_50.pdf [in French]
Abstract Occupational respiratory diseases due to pesticides have been reported with certain fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Apart from accidental exposures, documented clinical observations are rare. Some recent epidemiological studies conducted in agricultural regions have, however, reported an association between symptoms of rhinitis, asthma and other signs of respiratory irritation, and the use of certain pesticides. The main occupations are agricultural workers (especially pesticide applicators), workers manufacturing these products and pest control workers. The etiological diagnosis is based on medical history. Prevention techniques include collective protection measures and personal protective equipment to reduce exposure. These conditions can be recognized as being occupational diseases warranting compensation in the French general social security system for certain products, or in the agricultural system.
Descriptors (primary) insecticides; fungicides; herbicides; pesticide spraying; diagnosis; allergic respiratory disorders; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) France; aetiology; personal protective equipment; compensation of occupational diseases; agriculture; chemical industry; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Agricultural chemicals