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Document ID (ISN)104519
CIS number 06-98
ISSN - Serial title 0535-5133 - Investigación Clínica
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mármol-Maneiro L., Fernández-D'Pool J., Sánchez B.J., Sirit Y.
Title Seminal profile of workers exposed to cholinesterase inhibiting insecticides
Original title Perfil seminal en trabajadores expuestos a plaguicidas inhibidores de la colinesterasa [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.44, No.2, p.105-117. 50 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the physical and chemical properties of the sperm of workers exposed to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides and to highlight a possible relationship with the total cholinesterase level in blood. The study involved 29 subjects aged between 20 and 54 years, exposed for four hours a day during a minimum period of one year, and a control group of 30 unexposed subjects. Results of spermatograms and measurements of blood cholinesterase levels showed significant differences between exposed subjects and controls in terms of sperm concentrations and quality. Results suggest that cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides influence some sperm variables.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; spermatogenic disturbances; pesticides; cholinesterase
Descriptors (secondary) insecticides; determination in blood; case-control study; inhibition of metabolism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceVenezuela
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects