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Document ID (ISN)46305
CIS number 86-1121
ISSN - Serial title Journal of the Japanese Association of Rural Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kanamaru M., Suzuki H., Katoh M., Nishikawa T., Ohyama Y., Noda H.
Title Effects of agricultural chemicals on rural inhabitants in Miye prefecture - A report on the findings of health examinations
Bibliographic information July 1984, Vol.33, No.2, p.159-166. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract From 1980 to 1982, health examinations were conducted on 1,164 pesticide sprayers in Miye Prefecture, Japan. Most of the pesticides in use were organophosphorus. Mercury residues in hair were also measured. The rate of detection of abnormalities was not particularly high in comparison with that in health check-ups of ordinary persons. In comparison with previous findings, the cases of abnormal lipid metabolism and anaemia were fewer, whereas the number of cases of abnormal cholinesterase activities and albuminuria increased in both sexes. The average level of mercury in hair was 5.35ppm in men and 2.97ppm in women, and >6.0ppm of mercury was detected in 23.1% of the men and 1.9% of the women.
Descriptors (primary) mercury; organophosphorus compounds; cholinesterase; agriculture; pesticides; proteinuria; metabolic disturbances; anaemia
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; Japan
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Endocrine diseases
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Inorganic substances
Mercury and compounds
Agricultural chemicals