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Document ID (ISN)37590
CIS number 82-862
ISSN - Serial title Das deutsche Gesundheitswesen
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Erhardt H.P., Zinsser E., Bartsch R., Bretschneider M.
Title Hepatobioptic surveillance and medical consequences for workers exposed to pesticides
Original title Leberbioptische Verlaufskontrolle und arbeitsmedizinische Konsequenzen bei Werktätigen in Pflanzenschutz und Schädlingsbekämpfung [in German]
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.36, No.6, p.265-269. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract The findings of a hepatic biopsy performed on 27 workers exposed to pesticides and repeated 2 years after the initial examination are reported. The statistical analysis shows that improvements were confined to people whose change of occupation was accompanied by a reduction of alcohol intake and body weight. Consequences for occupational medicine: consultation of a specialist; ban on alcohol consumption and reduction of overweight, screening of transaminase and cholinesterase levels, change of workplace in accordance with bioptic findings, registration and certification of occupational disease.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; medical supervision; pesticides; hepatic damage
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; alcoholism; periodic medical examinations; transfer to other work; liver biopsy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Agricultural chemicals
Alcohol and drug abuse