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Document ID (ISN)49939
CIS number 88-1272
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kurtz P.H., Shaw G., Kelter A., Jackson R.J.
Title Assessment of potential acute health effects in agricultural workers exposed during the application of chlordimeform
Bibliographic information July 1987, Vol.29, No.7, p.592-595. 7 ref.
Abstract Agricultural workers exposed to chlordimeform (Cdf) used as a pesticide on cotton were monitored. Cdf metabolites were found in the urine of 132 workers and were positively correlated with the length of exposure and nature of job activity. Persons mixing and loading and engaged in miscellaneous tasks such as cleaning and maintenance of equipment had the greatest exposure. There was no evidence of urinary tract irritation by microscopic analysis of the urine, nor were significant differences found between preseason and postseason serum chemistry results. Despite the use of protective clothing and closed system transfer devices, Cdf was absorbed by workers as evidenced by urinary metabolite excretion.
Descriptors (primary) acute toxicity; pesticides; chlordimeform; biological effects; agricultural operations
Descriptors (secondary) urinary metabolites; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Amides
Agricultural chemicals