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Document ID (ISN)18700
CIS number 73-1337
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heilbronn E., Mikiver M., Thorsell W.
Title Electrometric cholinesterase methodology in the monitoring of biocide workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 1972, Vol.25, No.5, p.370-373. 36 ref.
Abstract A group of 12 men working daily or weekly with a mixture of pesticides (benzene hexachloride, lindane, chlordane, malathion, pyrethrum and occasionally dimpylate) were monitored as regards cholinesterase activity in blood by using 2 different methods. A rapid electrometric method was used for the determination of butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase in small capillary blood samples, and a semi-quantitative method (Merckotest) was selected for comparison. The procedures are described, and the results presented and interpreted.
Descriptors (primary) cholinesterase monitoring; enzyme activity determination; pesticides; enzyme disturbances
Descriptors (secondary) pyrethrins; hexachlorobenzene; acetylcholinesterase; chlordane; comparative study; human experiments; blood monitoring; description of technique; malathion; hexachlorocyclohexane
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Agricultural chemicals
Biological monitoring