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Document ID (ISN)22886
CIS number 75-807
ISSN - Serial title Japanese Journal of Agricultural Medicine
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nagata H., Izumiyama T., Kamata K., Kono S.
Title A health control study in farmers engaged in agrochemicals spraying, especially speed sprayor operation - Three years' data gathered in a fruit plantation area
Original title Nōyaku-sampu-nōmin, tokuni "speed-sprayor-operator" no kenkō-kanri-hōshiki ni kansuru kenkyū - Kajuchitai ni okeru saikin 3 nenkan no jitsutai-chōsa deeta kara [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 1 Dec. 1974, Vol.23, No.4, p.507-517. Illus. 56 ref.
Abstract The authors analysed periodical health data from 70 farmers who had been engaged in spraying pesticides from tractors for 3 years. The occurrence of acute intoxications and of low serum cholinesterase levels during the spraying seasons were significantly less than during the period before 1970, when the Government suspended the use of the highly toxic compound parathion. A significant increasing trend in the incidence of dermatitis due to pesticides was however noted.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; orchards; exposure evaluation; crop protection
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; acute poisoning; enzyme activity determination; dermatitis; occupational health survey; cholinesterase
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation