|Document ID (ISN)||54469|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rastogi S.K., Gupta B.N., Husain T., Mathur N., Garg N.
||Study of respiratory impairment among pesticide sprayers in mango plantations
||Nov. 1989, Vol.16, No.5, p.529-538. Illus. Bibl.
||Pulmonary function studies were conducted on 489 pesticide workers in India engaged in spraying operations on mango plantations. These workers were exposed to a variety of organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides. A reference group consisting of 208 controls was taken from the same area. The results of the study showed 36.5 and 41.5% prevalence of respiratory impairment in the exposed workers and in the controls, respectively. The most common pulmonary impairment among the exposed subjects (18.8%) and controls (16.9%) was of the restrictive type, followed by mixed ventilatory defect. Bronchial obstruction affected 2.5 and 3.7% of the exposed and control populations, respectively. The study revealed that occupational exposure to pesticides had a direct bearing on the respiratory impairment identified in the exposed workers.
||organophosphorus compounds; pesticides; plantations; crop protection; exposure evaluation; respiratory diseases
||India; developing countries; epidemiologic study; dangerous substances
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)