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Document ID (ISN)25881
CIS number 76-1661
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kolmodin-Hedman B., Håkansson M., Randma E., Sjögren B., Swensson Å.
Title Occupational health control of workers handling and planting pine and fir seedlings treated with lindane
Original title Yrkesmedicinsk kontroll vid behandling och plantering av lindanbesprutade tall- och granplantor [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbete och hälsa - Vetenskaplig skriftserie 1976:4, Arbetarskyddsverket, Stockholm, Sweden, 1976. 31p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: Swe-cr.12.00.
Abstract 6 persons treated pine and fir seedlings with an emulsion containing 1% lindane. 10 persons packed these plants for 2 days indoors. The plasma levels of lindane after treatment were 1.9-5.6ng/ml and after packing for 2 days 1.2-25.7ng/ml. Plasma levels of lindane, followed after exposure, decreased to half the initial values in 3-5 days. Planting resulted in plasma levels of lindane less than 0.2-22.3ng/ml at the end of the first week. Despite further planting, the lindane levels decreased to less than 0.2-3.5ng/ml at the end of the second week. Symptoms were not more frequent in a group of exposed planters compared to planters of untreated seedlings. Symptoms were not correlated to high lindane plasma levels.
Descriptors (primary) forestry; crop protection; insecticides; lindane
Descriptors (secondary) packing, filling; plasma changes; determination in blood; exposure evaluation; planting
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Forestry and logging