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Document ID (ISN)23444
CIS number 75-1426
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rodnitzky R.L., Levin H.S., Mick D.L.
Title Occupational exposure to organophosphate pesticides.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1975, Vol.30,, No.2, p.98-103. 28 ref.
Abstract 23 subjects chronically exposed to organophosphate pesticides were subjected to a battery of highly sensitive tests to evaluate central nervous function. The exposed subjects, who had no neurological or behavioural complaints, performed as well as controls in each instance. Plasma and red blood cell cholinesterase levels were within the normal range in both groups, but plasma levels were lower in exposed subjects than the controls. The results suggest a relative resistance of higher nervous system function to mild chronic organophosphate exposure.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; pesticides; organophosphorus compounds; central nervous system
Descriptors (secondary) nervous function tests; comparative study; long-term exposure
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Agricultural chemicals