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Document ID (ISN)52818
CIS number 89-1878
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brown S.K., Ames R.G., Mengle D.C.
Title Occupational illness from cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides among agricultural applicators in California, 1982-1985
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1989, Vol.44, No.1, p.34-39. 7 ref.
Abstract California pesticide illness investigation reports involving toxicity category I or II organophosphate and carbamate pesticide exposures among agricultural pesticide applicators were reviewed for the years 1982-1985. The pesticides associated with each illness were recorded, and the exposures were classified as chronic, short-term, or accidental. Illnesses were associated with a range of pesticides, including both organophosphates and carbamates in both toxicity categories I and II. Approximately 19% of the illnesses were due to accidents. Overall, the analysis identified a need for improving occupational health surveillance and the regulations governing worker health and safety.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; organophosphorus compounds; crop protection; pesticides; carbamates
Descriptors (secondary) USA; exposure evaluation; cholinesterase
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Amides
Agricultural chemicals