|Document ID (ISN)||52818|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Brown S.K., Ames R.G., Mengle D.C.
||Occupational illness from cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides among agricultural applicators in California, 1982-1985
||Jan.-Feb. 1989, Vol.44, No.1, p.34-39. 7 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; organophosphorus compounds; crop protection; pesticides; carbamates
||USA; exposure evaluation; cholinesterase
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology