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Document ID (ISN)39828
CIS number 83-1048
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Larsen K.O., Hanel H.K.
Title Effect of exposure to organophosphorus compounds on S-cholinesterase in workers removing poisonous depots
Bibliographic information Sep. 1982, Vol.8, No.3, p.222-226. 9 ref.
Abstract Biological monitoring and control of safety precautions against parathion, malathion and methylparathion was performed by measurement of serum cholinesterase (SCh) activity of 62 workers. SCh activity was depressed in the majority compared with preexposure values. Levels returned to baseline when exposure ceased; some workers needed about 6 months for this to occur. Values were never pathological, nor were there symptoms of poisoning. Measurement of SCh activity is an adequate and sensitive method of monitoring exposure to organophosphorus compounds.
Descriptors (primary) cholinesterase monitoring; waste site cleanup; pesticides; enzyme disturbances; organophosphorus compounds
Descriptors (secondary) parathion; malathion; methyl parathion; blood monitoring
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Agricultural chemicals
Biological monitoring