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Document ID (ISN)38879
CIS number 82-2026
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gupta S.K., Parikh J.R., Shah M.P., Chatterjee S.K., Kashyap S.K.
Title Changes in serum hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) residues in malaria spraymen after short-term occupational exposure
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1982, Vol.37, No.1, p.41-44. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract The serum hexachloroxcyclohexane (HCH) concentrations were determined in 248 male spraymen between 19 and 49 years of age before and after 16 weeks exposure to HCH during field spraying. 32 of the subjects were working as spraymen for the first time. The remainder had differing exposure histories over 1-4 previous seasons. A significant increase in original serum HCH concentration was observed in subjects on their first occupational exposure compared to those with previous exposure. All workers reached approximately the same serum levels after 16 weeks regardless of their previous history.
Descriptors (primary) hexachlorocyclohexane; disinsectization; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) pesticides; exposure evaluation; blood monitoring; exposure tests; short-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals