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Document ID (ISN)39413
CIS number 83-541
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lings S.
Title Pesticide lung: A pilot investigation of fruit growers and farmers during the spraying season
Bibliographic information Nov. 1982, Vol.39, No.4, p.370-376. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract This study covering 181 fruit growers was instigated by the finding of large, atypical lung infiltrations and lung fibrosis in one of them. The investigation comprised an interview, peak flow metering and chest x-ray; 41% of the subjects examined had one or other of the symptoms. Of the 132 workers who completed a questionnaire, 60 had worked with biocides and 72 had not. A non-significant higher frequency of symptoms was found among those who used biocides. Biocides (or "pesticides") may give rise to a lung disease, "biocide lung" which comprises pneumonia and chronic progressive pulmonary fibrosis.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; lung diseases; orchards; agriculture; crop protection
Descriptors (secondary) Denmark; biocides; pneumonia; chest radiography; questionnaire survey; respiratory function tests; pulmonary fibrosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Agricultural chemicals