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Document ID (ISN)57887
CIS number 92-551
ISSN - Serial title WSI Mitteilungen
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Albracht G., Bolm-Audorff U.
Title Health problems due to handling pesticides
Original title Gesundheitliche Probleme beim Umgang mit Pflanzenschutzmitteln [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.43, No.12, p.777-783. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; compliance with exposure limits; acute toxicity; sensitization; teratogenic effects; chronic toxicity; carcinogenic effects; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Germany (Federal Republic of); comment on law; health hazards; legislation; list of chemical substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures