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Document ID (ISN)21265
CIS number 74-1329
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Menz M., Luetkemeier H., Sachsse K.
Title Long-term exposure of factory workers to dichlorvos (DDVP) insecticide.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1974, Vol.28, No.2, p.72-76. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract In the course of the production and processing of a dichlorvos (DDVP) releasing product, 13 adult workers of both sexes were exposed to an average concentration of approximately 0.7 mg/m3 air. Extensive laboratory tests carried out on these persons during the course of a one-year exposure period showed moderate to slight inhibition of the cholinesterases only. The results of other tests and of regular medical examinations were entirely normal. It was concluded that the inhibition of the cholinesterases did not correspond with any untoward effect and that no health hazard existed.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; dichlorvos; long-term exposure; insecticides; enzyme disturbances
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Blood diseases
Esters and salts
Chemical industry