|Document ID (ISN)||53784|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ames R.G., Brown S.K., Mengle D.C., Kahn E., Stratton J.W., Jackson R.J.
||Cholinesterase activity depression among California agricultural pesticide applicators
||1989, Vol.15, No.2, p.143-150. Bibl.
||Cholinesterase activity measurements in California of 542 agricultural pesticide applicators under medical supervision during the first 9 months of 1985 were analysed. 26 workers, 4.8% of the sample, had cholinesterase values at or below the California threshold values for removal from continued exposure to cholinesterase inhibiting pesticides (60% of baseline for red blood cell cholinesterase and 50% of baseline for plasma cholinesterase activity). Eight of these 26 workers, 31.5% had pesticide-related illnesses. Pesticides most frequently associated with cholinesterase depressions exceeding California threshold values included mevinphos (Phosdrin), oxydemeton methyl (Metasystox-R), methomyl (Lannate), and acephate (Orthene); these pesticides included organophosphates in toxicity categories I and II and one carbamate in toxicity category I.
||cholinesterase monitoring; neurotoxic effects; methomyl; orthene; metasystox; occupation disease relation; pesticides; agricultural equipment; exposure evaluation; mevinphos
||agricultural chemicals; dangerous substances; medical examinations; epidemiologic study; USA
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the nervous system
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