|Document ID (ISN)||111630|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational respiratory allergy to plant protection products
||Allergie respiratoire professionnelle aux produits phytosanitaires [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2010, No.124, p.471-482. Illus. 39 ref.
||TR_50.pdf [in French]
||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.
||insecticides; fungicides; herbicides; pesticide spraying; diagnosis; allergic respiratory disorders; limitation of exposure
||France; aetiology; personal protective equipment; compensation of occupational diseases; agriculture; chemical industry; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)