|Document ID (ISN)||57887|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Albracht G., Bolm-Audorff U.
||Health problems due to handling pesticides
||Gesundheitliche Probleme beim Umgang mit Pflanzenschutzmitteln [in German]|
||1990, Vol.43, No.12, p.777-783. Illus. 22 ref.
||Acute and chronic toxicity as well as the sensitising, mutagenic, teratogenic and cancerogenic effects of pesticides are reviewed. A list of pesticides with known or suspected carcinogenic effect on humans is provided. The lack of compliance with the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances, in effect in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1986, by agricultural and horticultural enterprises is criticised. No measurements of pesticides in the breathing zone of workers as required by the ordinance are taken and exposed workers receive no medical examinations.
||mutagenic effects; compliance with exposure limits; acute toxicity; sensitization; teratogenic effects; chronic toxicity; carcinogenic effects; pesticides
||literature survey; Germany (Federal Republic of); comment on law; health hazards; legislation; list of chemical substances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures