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Document ID (ISN)21746
CIS number 74-1685
ISSN - Serial title Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitsschutz
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Israeli R., Mayersdorf A.
Title Pathological EEG changes in workers exposed to halogenated insecticides
Original title Pathologische EEG-Veränderungen bei Arbeiten mit halogenhaltigen Insektiziden [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1973, Vol.23, No.11, p.340-344. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract This article reviews a number of communications on EEG anomalies observed in persons exposed to halogenated insecticides, and analyses the results of examinations carried out by the authors on 73 workers; pathological EEG anomalies were observed in 29.9% of them, and the occupational exposure was comprised between 7 months and 19 years. Hypotheses are made concerning the biological phenomena occurring in the human brain as a result of exposure to halogenated insecticides. The EEG reverted to normal only several months after cessation of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) halogenated hydrocarbons; electroencephalographic changes; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) dieldrin; electroencephalography; telodrin; endosulfan
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Mental health
Halogenated hydrocarbons