|Document ID (ISN)||70017|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0091-6765 - Environmental Health Perspectives
|Convention or series no.
||Rivero-Rodriguez L., et al.
||Exposure assessment for workers applying DDT to control malaria in Veracruz, Mexico
||Jan. 1997, Vol.105, No.1, p.98-101. 27 ref.
||97-1939.pdf [in English]
||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.
||DDT; malaria; pesticide spraying; exposure evaluation; disinsectization
||Mexico; DDE; prediction of concentration; job-exposure relation; determination in tissues; toxic metabolites
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Mexico|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases