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Document ID (ISN)70017
CIS number 97-1939
ISSN - Serial title 0091-6765 - Environmental Health Perspectives
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rivero-Rodriguez L., et al.
Title Exposure assessment for workers applying DDT to control malaria in Veracruz, Mexico
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.105, No.1, p.98-101. 27 ref.
Internet access 97-1939.pdf [in English]
Abstract Chronic occupational exposure was studied in a group of 331 workers employed in spraying houses with DDT to control malaria vectors in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Exposure was directly estimated for a subgroup of 40 workers by measuring DDT metabolites in adipose tissue samples and indirectly estimated for 331 workers using a questionnaire to determine their occupational history. High levels of DDT were observed in adipose tissue, highlighting the need for exposure prevention programs. The use of indirect measures of DDT exposure in epidemiologic studies of health effects is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) DDT; malaria; pesticide spraying; exposure evaluation; disinsectization
Descriptors (secondary) Mexico; DDE; prediction of concentration; job-exposure relation; determination in tissues; toxic metabolites
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMexico
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Exposure evaluation