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Document ID (ISN)41263
CIS number 84-201
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hermanowicz A., Nawarska Z., Borys D., Maślankiewicz A.
Title The neutrophil function and infectious diseases in workers occupationally exposed to organochloride insecticides
Bibliographic information 1982, Vol.50, No.4, p.329-340. 18 ref.
Abstract Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) function was studied in 33 workers exposed to DDT. There was a severe impairment of chemotaxis, adhesive properties, phagocytosis and nitroblue tetrazolium dye reduction, and an increase in random and stimulated migration. Mechanisms are discussed. At the time of the survey there was a prevalence of infectious diseases - especially tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis - among the workers (significance compared with a control group of 1000 people: p<0.001); the incidence was significantly higher in workers exposed for 12-30 years than in those exposed for 3-5 years.
Descriptors (primary) chlorinated organic compounds; leukocyte anomalies; neutrophil changes; infectious diseases; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) DDT; pharyngitis; comparative study; bronchitis; long-term exposure; tonsillitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Agricultural chemicals
Bacterial and parasitic diseases