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Document ID (ISN)26196
CIS number 76-1937
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bročinskij K.K., Soboleva L.P., Buslenko A.I., Alehina S.M., Sokur A.I.
Title Some occupational health problems in polychlorocamphene to sugar beet crops
Original title Nekotorye voprosy gigieny truda pri primenenii polihlorkamfena v sveklovodstve [in Russian]
Bibliographic information June 1975, No.6, p.8-11. 10 ref.
Abstract Results of analysis of 48 sugar beet plant samples, 46 soil and 112 air samples collected during application of toxaphene; results of medical examinations carried out in 95 workers engaged in this type of pesticide application for 3 seasons. Short-term exposure to toxaphene results in disturbance of the electrolytic blood picture and affects serum lactate-dehydrogenase activity. Residual toxaphene accumulating in soil, plants and in the human body potentiate certain adrenergic effects on the heart by dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system. The authors emphasise that toxaphene should be replaced by other pesticides with less cumulative effects.
Descriptors (primary) toxaphene; pesticides; crop farming; crop protection; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) lactate dehydrogenase; serum electrolyte changes; enzyme disturbances; cumulative properties; substitution; cardiotoxic effects; occupational health survey
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agriculture