|Document ID (ISN)||25881|
|Convention or series no.
||Kolmodin-Hedman B., Håkansson M., Randma E., Sjögren B., Swensson Å.
||Occupational health control of workers handling and planting pine and fir seedlings treated with lindane
||Yrkesmedicinsk kontroll vid behandling och plantering av lindanbesprutade tall- och granplantor [in Swedish]|
||Arbete och hälsa - Vetenskaplig skriftserie 1976:4, Arbetarskyddsverket, Stockholm, Sweden, 1976. 31p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: Swe-cr.12.00.
||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.
||forestry; crop protection; insecticides; lindane
||packing, filling; plasma changes; determination in blood; exposure evaluation; planting
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Forestry and logging